What would you decide?

Should the ship on which Paul was being transported as a prisoner have continued to sail or go into a certain harbor because of a harsh storm?

Paul advised that they not go on, but the Bible says, “Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul. And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to set sail from there also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete opening toward the southwest and northwest, and winter there” (Acts 27:11, 12).

The centurion thought it wiser to listen to the helmsman, the owner of the ship, the majority on board, and the harbor did not look like a good place in which to stay for winter.

You would have listened to Paul, because you know who he is and you know that God had promised him that he would go to Rome, but the centurion only saw Paul as a prisoner.

What would you have done? We all probably would have done what the centurion did, but later he also learned to trust Paul.

Paul did not badger the centurion, but the apostle placed his life in the hands of God, and lived humbly and it paid off.


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