Acts 27:27-32

27 On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic[c] Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land. 28 They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feet[d] deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feet[e] deep. 29 Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight. 30 In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow. 31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.” 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.


One response to “Acts 27:27-32

  1. 2 weeks into this storm, drifting across the sea, and waiting to be sunk and to die. Paul has started to give orders and the soldiers are following his suggestions. It can’t be comfortable or pleasant to be in Paul’s position. He is a prisoner, and he is a prisoner on a ship in a hurricane expecting to be sunk.

    But he knows that his life is not his own and that God has a purpose for him and he is willing to suffer in order to be obedient and to be used.

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