Acts 27:9-12

Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement.[a] So Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.” 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbor in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.

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One response to “Acts 27:9-12

  1. It is rational to think that the army leader would head the advice of the boat captain and the owner of the boat and disregard the nautical advice of the prisoner. But Paul went on record, and he was heard. This serves him later when the above realize that he was right and he really does have access to the knowledge and foresight of God.

    When I am voted down, shouted down, or my thoughts aren’t accepted, I pout and sulk. My thoughts should be whether or not I am sharing God’s truth and advice or trying to promote my own wisdom. Paul was obedient and willing to be used by God in His timing and for His plan.

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