As he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgement to come, Felix trembled. — Acts 24:25
A poet represents the “woman who was a sinner” coming along the street when Jesus was in Simon’s house. His eye saw her and her old evil self–withered to nothingness.
So it was with Felix when Paul’s words concerning righteousness, self–control, and judgement fell upon him. “Felix was terrified.” He could not stand those withering eyes and those searching words.
The course of Felix in sending away the preacher and postponing the matter is the course which men continually take. It is a well–trodden pathway, and there always are many feet treading it.
“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.”