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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 governor of Caesarea, where Paul had been imprisoned. As Paul gave his personal account to Felix as to why he believed he was innocent of the charges, Felix became convicted as Paul’s personal witness turned to preaching. Felix told him that would be all for now, and when it was convenient he would send for him again.
For the next two years Paul waited in prison while Felix waited for more convenient times to hear truth. Occasionally he would ask for Paul. But he never let Paul go, and finally he was succeeded by a new governor named Festus. Eventually Paul reached his goal, the city of Rome, where he was in time martyred for his faith. But the point that I’m making has to do with Governor Felix and his famous line, “When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” Felix had no idea at the time who he was speaking to, and that you and I would think less of him some two thousand years later for what he said. After all, “Waiting For Truth To Be Convenient” leaves a person with no excuses on judgement day.
I want truth anyway I can possibly receive it, and I need all of it I can possibly have. Amen