The Daily Word: Thursday, July 9th, 2020
1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul. – Acts 27:11
Paul was on a ship full of people headed to Rome. God had shown Paul that the voyage would end in disaster:
“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.’ ” – Acts 27:9-10
But the centurion (the Roman officer) in charge of the voyage didn’t listen to Paul. Instead, he was, “…more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship.” He had the word of the Lord with him as God spoke through the Apostle Paul! But he denied God’s warning, and instead listened to people who didn’t know God.
How often are your decisions driven by input from people who don’t know God? How often do you do something contrary to His word because someone who doesn’t know Jesus advises you? Would you be willing to admit how many times you have made a decision based on what was economically beneficial, instead of truly seeking God and asking Him what to do?
God is with you, and He is speaking. Are you blocking out the other voices and listening to Him?
Father, help me to listen to Your voice above every other voice in my life! I don’t want my decisions to be driven by people who don’t know You. I don’t want my decisions to be made based on economics instead of faith! I live to serve You and You alone, in Jesus’ name!
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