The apostles were men who had counted the cost of their mission and committed themselves to pay the price.
Paul was aware of trouble ahead of him.
Acts 20:22-23 NKJV
“And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.”
Apostle Paul was not moved by the impending dangers.
Acts 20:24 NKJV
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
The apostles were highly committed to the cause of Christ.
Oftentimes even though God delivered them from one danger, He would promptly send them into another one.
Acts 5:17-18 NKJV
“Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.”
God’s angel set them free.
Acts 5:19 NKJV
“But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,”
The angel didn’t free them to flee. He rather gave them another dangerous mission.
Acts 5:20 NKJV
“Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
The next day the Sanhedrin gathered to put the apostles on trial.
Acts 5:21b NKJV
“But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.”
The apostles were not in the jail.
Acts 5:22-23 NKJV
“But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!”
May you be committed and dedicated to the cause of Jesus Christ. May God grant you mighty deliverances, in Jesus’s name.