Acts 24

22 Felix tried to be a Jewish sympathizer, but he probably felt he could not make a decision in their favor in this matter. Felix may have had acquaintances or relatives who had become Christians, and would not have wanted Christianity to become illegal. Many Romans saw Christianity as a branch of Judaism, which was a legal religion in the Roman Empire. Thus, Felix did not bring up any charges against Paul. He gave the excuse that he would wait for the arresting officer to come to the court, but this never happened.
23 Paul was a Roman citizen being held without formal charges. This was not legal, but Felix hoped to soften the affect by granting Paul privileges not normally given to prisoners.
24 Felix had attained his post due to his friendships with Roman emperors and his marriage to a Jewish woman.

Felix was interested in learning more about Christianity, so he summoned Paul to speak on several occasions.

25 There are many aspects to living the Christian life, so Paul speaks on these things. Felix apparently becomes frightened when Paul speaks about Judgement Day. Felix is reputed to have been a cruel and treacherous ruler. However, he did not repent, and instead sent Paul away.

There are many people who recognize that Christianity is right, but they wait on making a decision until a "convenient" time. Sadly, such a time may never come, and the person may die knowing the truth, but never having acted on it.

26 We do not know where Felix got the idea that Paul commanded any wealth. Perhaps he felt that many of the Christian converts would be willing to pay to have their leader replaced. Bribery is not morally correct, so Paul does not pay it. Christians often get into confusing situations when dealing with the world. However, we must remember to live by Jesus' rules, not by the rules of the world.
27 Felix's shady dealing in other matters finally caught up to him. He was summoned to Rome to answer for serious charges. Still feigning sympathy for the Jews, he left Paul in prison.