Read Acts 24 today.

Acts 24:22-27 NLT[22] At that point Felix, who was quite familiar with the Way, adjourned the hearing and said, “Wait until Lysias, the garrison commander, arrives. Then I will decide the case.” [23] He ordered an officer to keep Paul in custody but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to visit him and take care of his needs.
[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.
[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.
This chapter includes an account of Paul’s first two years of imprisonment in Caesarea. The Jewish leaders brought charges against him and he defended himself against those charges. According to what we find in verse 27, he was held for two years merely so Felix might gain favor with the Jewish people.
There is an interesting note about Felix becoming frightened in verse 25. This happened when Paul was reasoning with Felix and his wife about righteousness, self-control, and the coming day of judgment. It makes me wonder what was in Felix’s background that elicited this kind of response from him.
I suspect there is something in all of our backgrounds that might cause us some anxiety regarding the day of judgment. If our faith is in Jesus Christ, we can approach that day with confidence, knowing Christ has already taken the consequence of any judgment against us upon Himself.
Romans 8:1-2 NLT[1] So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. [2] And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.