1 Chronicles 25-29; Acts 24

Acts 24:24-26 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He had Paul summoned and listened to him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. But as he spoke about righteousness and self-restraint and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “You may go for now; when I find an opportunity I shall summon you again.” At the same time he hoped that a bribe would be offered him by Paul, and so he sent for him very often and conversed with him.

I thought the note regarding this passage was interesting:

The way of Christian discipleship greatly disquiets Felix, who has entered into an adulterous marriage with Drusilla, daughter of Herod Agrippa I. This marriage provides the background for the topics Paul speaks about and about which Felix does not want to hear.

It is another illustration of how people basically haven’t changed in 2,000 years, and things that were issues then – irregular marriages – are issues today.  The truthful Christian message is so often and in so many ways not a comfortable message.  I also thought the hope of being offered a bribe by Paul – who couldn’t have had two drachmas to rub together and was essentially homeless – an amusing aside.

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