Then he ordered the centurion to keep him in custody, but to let him have some liberty and not to prevent any of his friends from taking care of his needs.
Some days later when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him speak
concerning faith in Christ Jesus. And as he discussed justice, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became
frightened and said, “Go away for the present; when I have an opportunity, I will send for you.” At the same time he hoped that money would be given him by Paul, and for that reason he used to send for him very often and converse with him.
After two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and since he wanted to grant the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.
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Time for Reflection
In addition to the 4 questions found on the attached bookmark consider the following:
Paul spent over 2 years in custody, waiting. What thoughts and feelings can you imagine Paul had during this time?
If you find yourself at a point in time where nothing seems positive and everything is on hold, how can Paul’s experience help you? What would you pray for?