Acts 24:26–At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
Felix listened to Paul speak and share his beliefs several times, yet Felix never realized the change that was evident in Paul’s life. He kept thinking that Paul would act like everyone else. Paul, as a follower of Christ, had no intention of acting like everyone else did in this situation and offering a bribe to Felix in order to be released. Even when we are in difficult situation, do we rely on Jesus or do we start trying to fall back on our old ways and old solutions? Jesus is greater than all of our situations and we are to be different from the world.
Father, I will trust in You and seek to open my heart and life to You every day. I do not want to be the same or act the same any longer. I will be obedient to You even when it is hard and even when that’s not what everyone else would do.