For some reason, Felix and Drusilla are curious to hear Paul privately concerning the Gospel he preaches. Fearless as ever, Paul does not water down the message but deals with God’s standards and with the judgment that is coming for those who break His Law.
As Felix listens, his conscience is pricked and he becomes frightened. We see that fear of the Lord is a good thing. Sadly, we also see that Felix did not allow that fear to drive him to Christ for salvation.
We apply the lessons from this account to ourselves. Believers are urged to be as fearless as Paul in declaring the Gospel. Unbelievers are warned not to react to its message as Felix did, by putting off a decision concerning the fate of his soul to some future, more convenient moment. Today is the day of salvation.