Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Day 24 - 28 Day Challenge

The Way of Life Change

Paul finds himself before Felix the governor of Jerusalem and subsequently finds himself in prison for 2 years because Felix didn't have the backbone to stand up against the false charges made to him.

It seems like during this 2 year period Felix and his wife had a number of conversations with Paul about Jesus. (v24) It would appear that he had a genuine interest in the Way of Jesus but he just was not prepared to change.

The way of Jesus demanded life change, to live right, with self control. Felix made a choice and he was to connected to his existing way of life including money. V26 gives us an insight into his mind when he still hoped that Paul would bribe him for his freedom. Another factor may have been that sitting beside him in all these discussions was Drusilla, the daughter of Herod Agrippa. She had been induced by Felix to desert her husband, the king of Emesa, to become his adulterous companion. Life change was just too high a price and even though Jesus fascinated him he was not prepared to pay the price.

To follow the Way of Jesus demands life change.

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