Now we approve what is excellent. Perhaps I have been a little pessimistic in the above paragraph. Paul is asking for sincerity and we must be without offence.
Paul now speaks of his chains as from Acts 21:28 where he became a prisoner in Rome.
When writing this He adds Christians are more confident by his chains. It is not just that he was a prisoner, but how he handled his spiritual life as a prisoner. Even soldiers who were chained to him were moved by him toward Christ.
Written by Pastor Curt Darling