When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. Acts 28:16; 30-31
God gives us promises and predictions about our future. Sometimes they are delivered on dusty roads while walking contrary to His plan.
Luke writes the account of Paul’s last years in Rome as if he was right there with him. And indeed, it is most likely the case. In his second letter to Timothy penned in Rome, Paul wrote “Only Luke is with me” 2 Timothy 4:11. Through the amazing work of God, Paul was able to minister to and teach hundreds, if not more, the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ while under house arrest. He literally was used by God to reveal the mysteries of the gospel to people in the capital of the known world. I don’t think Paul could have ever conceived of such a profound and far-reaching use of his gifts and talents, way back on the road to Damascus. Acts 9:15 promised: But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he (Paul) is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel”. Paul was able to fulfill his ministry!
How are the promises God has given me being fulfilled? Is there anything I am doing or not doing that hinders His plan?
Lord Jesus, I am grateful for the glorious calling to share the love of God and gospel. I praise You that You’ve included me as a minister. May I serve well again today and see one more promise fulfilled.