Acts 24:26-27 - Seek True Value (Bible Journal)
"He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him. 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 (Acts of the Apostles 24:26-27 NLT)."
Felix had an opportunity to grow and change through Paul ministering to him over a two year period. However, Felix chose material wishes instead, and ultimately turned on Paul in the end as he continued focusing on efforts for his own personal gain. Paul didn't offer Felix a bribe, but had a much greater prize in mind that Felix missed the opportunity for. While I won't deny the importance of money, it is something that comes and goes, while a relationship with God will always be available should we seek it. Thank You Lord for always giving me an opportunity to connect with You, even when I become distant by my own shortcomings. Please help me to always remember that a bond with You is the true treasure, and please help me to grow in seeking You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.