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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
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.”
The leading proliferator of the Gospel in the New Testament, St. Paul, was being held in chains while he warned the Roman Governor of Judea, Felix, of impending judgment. Out of fear, Felix screamed, “Enough, get out of here, when it’s good FOR ME I’ll send for YOU!”
Can you imagine this “PUNK” telling the Apostle Paul the conversation was over and that when he felt like it he would send for him another time? All some people need is a “TITLE,” and when they get it they too often feel like they are the “King Of The World.” The Bible says, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, because you could be entertaining an angel and not realize it” (Hebrews 13:2, paraphrase). If Felix, the Governor of Judea, had realized that the “Angel Paul” he was talking to would be read by billions of Christians for 2,000 years to come, perhaps he would have treated Paul better. The thing I like about this short story is the COURAGE of St. Paul. He never let up with the presentation of the TRUTH. In the end, we all know “Paul the Apostle.” But the Governor of Judea (circa AD 55) … Not so much. “Felix Who?”
Today, I ask that You would help me lay down my “Mr. Big Deal” attitude and treat everyone I meet like the ANGEL they might be. Amen