God's Word for Today Acts 24
January 4, 2012
Since Felix understands the customs of the Jews, Paul tells him
that he went up to Jerusalem to worship according to their
custom. Paul explains that he had gone up to Jerusalem only 12
days ago, not to revolt but to worship. He explained that
he did not cause any riots but rather to bring an offering.
Paul did agree with the charge against Him of being a Christian,
a follower of the Way and said it is not a heresy but is
following the God of our fathers.
Paul then turned to the real cause of the disturbance in
Jerusalem; it was some Jews from Asia, probably Ephesus, who
were now not present to bring any charges against Paul.
The central issue was in verse 15 where Paul speaks of his
belief in the resurrection. Many of the Jews did not
believe in the resurrection from the dead. They didnt
believe Jesus came alive again and that we can have eternal life
in Him. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was
raised again on the third day.
Felix had been hearing about "the way"; he knew the death and
resurrection of Christ was being preached. Paul was the man who
could tell him all about it. He didnt make a decision about
Pauls innocence or guilt, but wanted to have another hearing
with Paul about this matter. He told the Jews he would wait
until Lysias could come down, and then he could get the real
story about what had happened to Paul.
I think Felix would have liked to have made a decision for
Christ. But he didn't make that decision. Felix thought he would
listen to the Gospel when it was more convenient. No one
should put off a decision for Christ. Many have delayed a
decision to believe in Jesus and never end up believing in Him.
II 2 โครินธ์ Corinthians 6:2
says,In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of
salvation I have helped you.Behold, now is the favorable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.
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Hebrews ฮีบรู 3:15
is said,Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts
as in the rebellion.
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