With All Boldness

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”Acts 28:30, 31

Incarceration and chains did not keep Paul from preaching God’s kingdom and teaching others about Jesus Christ. In fact, while he was under guard, in chains, and dwelling in his own hired house, he was able to preach the kingdom of God with all confidence; that is with freedom and all boldness. Neither his situation nor his circumstances would dictate his passion in Christ and his actions for Christ.

In whatever calling one has, and to wherever God’s providence has taken you or me, there should be a particular passion in Christ, producing particular actions for Christ. Christ’s power is not dependent upon our situations, or upon circumstances. The power of the gospel is neither hindered nor enhanced by our situations and circumstances, as if the power of God depended upon us.  It does not. The sovereign God has placed us exactly where we ought to be for His greatest glory.

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Allelujia! Allelujia! Allelujia!

    What is a “circumstance” to God? Our God is greater! Our God is stronger!

    I am encouraged greatly by your devotional! Blessings to you!

    • Thank you, sister. I am encouraged by your comment and encouraged that you were encouraged. May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly!

  2. Hi Pastor Jon,

    This was very good!! Praying that I would have contentment in my circumstances and see that they are the very things God has place in my life to conform me to the image of Jesus.

    Our circumstances, then, are a catalyst to praise God for His divine care for us and ignites our passion for Him…as we see Him truly caring for us in every little detail that affect us.

    God bless you! Prayers are going out from our house to yours!

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