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Today we read about Paul before the Roman Governor Felix. I love this image below of Paul expertly laying out his case!
(image courtesty of https://www.lamp.ac.uk/hogarth/81to100.htm)
The close of today's readings are interesting. It seems to me that Felix has a double-edged reason for keeping Paul in prison for two years. 1. Felix enjoys talking to Paul! Why do you suppose this is? Do you suppose Felix was hearing the Truth from Paul? I'm sure that he was... 2. Verse 27 tells us: "And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish leaders, he left Paul in prison." So, Felix gets to hear the Truth from Paul and hopefully keep his job by appeasing the Jewish leaders. Sounds reasonable, right? However... it is interesting to see that he is balancing the Truth with the World. How often in our lives do we try to balance the Truth with the World? I am afraid this is a tough balance to keep... Remember always that we are to be "in the world, but not of it." Don't let the World outweigh the Truth in your life...
Bible.org's commentary on today's Acts readings titled "Paul Stands Before Felix: The Preacher and the Politician" is at this link.
Worship Video: Today's readings reminded me of Peter Furler's (formerly of the Newsboys) fantastic song "Reach:"
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