Drusilla

Drusilla

Acts 24:24 “Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.”

So this is what I find out about Drusilla from the writings of Josephus:

Her father was King Herod Agrippa 1 who died suddenly after he appeared in Caesarea as a god. (Acts 12:19-23)

When her father died she was 6 years of age. She married Felix at 14 years of age and she is standing before Paul at 19 years of age.

She was already married to a king in Syria but Felix hired a magician to tempt her away on the promise he would make her happy.

She was Felix’s third wife.

Four details about Drusilla.

A young woman who had experienced grief, who had grown up in her formative years without a father and who was then taken by older men to be their wife.

She is 19yrs and has experienced brokenness and sin.

Here she stands listening to Paul explain why Jesus had to suffer and die and the effects of the resurrection.

She hears that God loves her.

Today everyone deserves to hear of the story of love.

In each generation broken people need healing, sin needs forgiveness, Christ needs to be preached.

Who do you know today who has a life similar to that of Drusilla?

Pray for the opportunity Paul was given and then take it.

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