Knee-Mail:Â Â Â Drusilla! How Could You Do That?
From:Â Â Â Kent Hovind
Sent:Â Â Â September 25, 2009
Posted: June 11, 2010
To:Â Â Â Drusilla
Subject:Â Â Â Injustice and Money
Acts 24: 24-27Â Â Â 24And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.Â 25And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.Â 26He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.Â 27But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix room: and Felix, willing to show the Jes a pleasure, left Paul bound.
kh:Â Â Â Lord, the more I talk with people who have been hurt by the injustices in our land, the more I wonder how evil people can do what they do and still sleep at night. Doesn’t their conscience bother them?
GOD:Â Â Â At first, it does. But if a person does evil long enough, their conscience becomes seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2). They lose feeling and can do evil and sleep just fine. It’s like they are walking dead men (Ephesians 4:19; Jude 12-16). Several people in My Word got that way. Let’s go visit Drusilla. She’s a good example. …There she is, Son. Enjoy your visit.
kh:Â Â Â Thanks, Lord.
KH:Â Â Â Excuse me ma’am. May I talk with you for a minute?
Drusilla (Dru): Yes. How can I help you?
KH:Â Â Â Well, you look like a queen of some kind. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Dru:Â Â Â Yes. I’m a Jew (Acts 24:24) and I am married to Felix the procurator of Judah.
KH:Â Â Â What does a procurator do?
Dru:Â Â Â He is a governor of sorts, but he answers directly to Caesar instead of the Roman Senate. Caesar puts them in charge of provinces that cause trouble. People say my husband is cruel and greedy, but he simply has a hard job to do. Two years ago he heard a case involving a man named Paul. I sat in on that one. It was obvious Paul was innocent, but Felix felt it was best to leave him in prison. Sometimes people will pay money to get out of prison.
KH:Â Â Â Sort of like ransom?
Dru:Â Â Â We look at it more like the cost of doing business. And besides, we were worried about what the Jews would think (Acts 24:26-27). In this troubled province, it’s simply easier not to make waves.
KH:Â Â Â But what about the fact that Paul sits in prison for two years even though he didn’t break any laws?
Dru:Â Â Â That’s just an unfortunate side of politics.
KH:Â Â Â Does it bother you?
Dru:Â Â Â It did at first. It really bothered my husband for a while after Paul preached (Acts 24:25).
KH:Â Â Â What did he preach about that bothered your husband?
Dru:Â Â Â Oh, it bothered both of us! He preached about righteousness and we don’t have much of that. My great grandfather killed a bunch of babies in Bethlehem years ago. It had to be done to protect the throne. My dad Herod Agrippa I, killed James (Acts 12:1-2). My brother, Herod Agrippa II, married our sister Bernice. That upset lots of people!
Paul also preached about self-control. Ha! We definitely don’t have much of that! But the worst part was when he preached about a coming judgment (Acts 24:25)!Â My husband was shaking! He sent Paul away until he calmed down. After that, he talked with Paul a lot (Acts 24:26), but it never bothered him as much as that first time.
KH:Â Â Â Does it bother him now?
Dru:Â Â Â Oh, we don’t talk about it or worry about it much. We just go about our life. Paul gets fed and we let him write letters and stuff, so he’s fine.
KH:Â Â Â How can you say he’s fine? He’s unjustly imprisoned.
Dru:Â Â Â We don’t look at it that way. His peers think he did something wrong even though we couldn’t find any evidence to substantiate that, so we simply blame Paul’s condition on his peers. They are happy as long as he is imprisoned. We keep hinting that Paul could be released if he offered enough money (Acts 24:26), but no one has met our price yet.
KH:Â Â Â So it’s all about the money (1 Timothy 6:10)?
Dru:Â Â Â Isn’t it always?
KH:Â Â Â Yes. Just like in the movie,Â “Follow the yellow brick road.”
Dru:Â Â Â What’s a movie?
KH:Â Â Â Never mind. That would take a while to explain! So do you sleep alright at night.
Dru:Â Â Â Most nights. If I have trouble there are plenty of drugs or drinks to help with sleep.
KH:Â Â Â I see. Well, thanks for your time. I need to go.
Dru:Â Â Â You are most welcome.Â Â …
kh:Â Â Â Some things never change do they, Lord?
GOD:Â Â Â Not yet, Son; but, they will when I take over! Go walk the track. I’ve got your back.