(1-21) Paul Before Felix at Caesarea
Paul was happy to defend himself because he knew that he was not guilty of any of the accusations being brought against him. Tertullus called Christianity “a sect,” but Paul called it “the Way.” Jesus the Christ referred to Himself as the Way because by faith He is the way to salvation, truth, joy, peace, and eternal life.
(22-27) Paul Kept in Custody
Felix and his wife Drusilla heard Paul speak about faith in Christ Jesus. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that they themselves ever came to believe in Christ. Perhaps they were not expecting to hear about righteousness, self-control, and coming judgment. Perhaps they thought they had more time to make up their minds about their faith. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says, “Today is the day of salvation.” Tomorrow and no day in the future is promised to us; that is why we must urge others to make a decision about Jesus the Christ today.
Favorite verse: (17) Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the tribune, for he has something to tell him.”