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As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”
Felix was the Roman governor of Judea at a time when the Roman capital of Judea was Caesarea. St. Paul was being held in prison there for crimes of insurrection against the Jewish rule of law. When Felix brought Paul before him to defend himself, Felix really couldn’t find fault with him, but was so convicted of his own sin that he dismissed Paul until a more convenient time presented itself to listen to the man of God again.
Felix knew there would never be a convenient time for him to hear Paul out. Of course it is true that Felix listened to Paul on many occasions after this story, but the bottom line is … Felix Did Not Want To Change His Life! Even though he knew Paul was speaking truth and he needed Jesus, he still didn’t want to change, even though he feared eternity. He was a man most likely held in high esteem. He was used to having his own way in matters. As governor of Judea he had many servants, but still he was far from God. You can have it all, but if you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus it will soon be gone. Our lives are like a vapor. We are here one day and gone the next. Salvation is a decision that WE make. But in the end it’s the only decision that really matters. It will mean a change of life and status initially. Like Felix, all of us have a decision to make. The big question we must answer is always … “When Is It Convenient To Change Your Life?”
As I write this AM, I am overjoyed and humbled that I made the decision to follow You as a young man. I’ve never been disappointed! It’s never been convenient, but it’s always been the best decision I ever made! Amen