Just because Paul clearly sees how his chains are being used for God’s glory does not mean they were easy. Chains functioned both as a deterrent to escape as well as a torture device. The iron chafed and corroded the skin. The chains were often purposely made too small in order to cripple the prisoner. For food, Paul would have received his “solo fiscalis,” a daily prison ration too small to be healthy but large enough for the prisoner to survive. So how will Paul survive his captivity? In our passage this morning, Paul discusses how he thinks he will make it through his trial and imprisonment.