Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings (Paul’s trial). “When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.” He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs. (Acts 24:22-23)
Felix procrastinated. In his final two years as governor, Lysias never came and Paul wasn’t released. Keeping Paul incarcerated kept the Jerusalem Jews from rioting. I can imagine Lysias wasn’t summoned.
Like Felix, are you on the decision-making seesaw? Is the weight of possible outcomes keeping you grounded—keeping you from doing what’s right?
Felix was well acquainted with the Way but didn’t choose Jesus. Don’t be like Felix—let Jesus help you make the right decisions.
Father, I praise You for helping me make decisions. Assist me to cut people and circumstances from my life that keep me from following Your will. Keep my loved ones safe today and bind them closer to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.