Paul is brought before the governor with the charges against him. He is put in prison where he is given the opportunity to share the Gospel.
24 A few days later Felix came back with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.” 26 He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him. Acts 24:24-26, NLT.
27 After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison. Acts 24:27, NLT.
- false friends who gather in gossip
- hate whispers
- even a bestie (who shared his food!) turns against him
- day and night, tears for food
- heart is breaking
- wandering in grief
Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God! Psalm 43:5, NLT