Daily Lift – July 5, 2019

The Coming of Such a Season

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It is one thing to err in a moment of weakness and poor judgment. It is another thing entirely to purposely violate one’s own conscience in the pursuit of impropriety. Such is the case of Felix, a Roman governor and judge of Judea. Felix was well-acquainted with Christianity and the spread thereof; therefore, he would have been in a position to render a proper disposition of the case when charges were made before him against the apostle Paul. However, Felix hoped Paul would offer a bribe for his freedom, and, because he wanted to appease the Jews, Felix neglected to free Paul before his term in office was completed. All this was in spite of the fact that he trembled when Paul reasoned with him of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come. Though Felix told Paul he would call for him at a more convenient season, we are never told of the coming of such a season.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater