Acts 21:13 KJV
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Paul's overriding principle was the name of the Lord Jesus. He was willing both to be bound and to die for that name.
Over and over he had been warned and urged and some say even forbidden to go to Jerusalem. But none of those things moved him. The name of Christ was all to him.
We are too easily swayed by the press of man.
• We hear their warnings
• We heed their lessons and too often
• We head in a direction our faith would not have us to go
Paul not only was willing to be bound and die but later testified that his binding had proven to be for the furtherance of the gospel and later still, that he was ready to die for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
May our Lord give us such faith; to live for Christ - or die.