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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 the region which housed Caesarea by the sea. Herod’s palace was there and St. Paul was being kept there under armed guard. When he finally was allowed to defend himself before Felix, the governor became so convicted in his spirit that he told Paul to come back at a more “Convenient” time.
Whenever the Holy Spirit begins to convict people of their sin, hard-core rebels always look for a more “Convenient Time” to entertain such conviction. Why is that? Some believe this life is all there is and so it’s important to get all you can, while you’re here, by any means. When the idea of eternity is introduced into the discussion, “Convenience” is now pursued. In the end, Felix “The Rebel Who Sought CONVENIENCE” always found a way to find it. But he never found eternal life.
I left my rebellious ways long ago and never, from that point on, sought a life of convenience. Thankfully I found eternal life instead! Amen