After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.” (Acts 24:24-25 ESV)
Через несколько дней Феликс, придя с Друзиллою, женою своею, Иудеянкою, призвал Павла, и слушал его о вере во Христа Иисуса. И как он говорил о правде, о воздержании и о будущем суде, то Феликс пришел в страх и отвечал: теперь пойди, а когда найду время, позову тебя. (Деяния 24:24-25 Russian)
O LORD my God ~ accept the praises of your mighty and compassionate presence from sincere hearts who love your beloved Son. Dear Heavenly Father, grant us the wisdom, courage and boldness that your servant Paul relied upon when he stood before his accusers. Help us to always be prepared to make a reasonable and convincing defense regarding our faith in Jesus Christ. Awaken the sense of the uncertainty of future time in those who keep putting off making the decision to obey the blessed gospel and be saved while there is time. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister