(27-38) The Storm at Sea
This time, when Paul told the centurion and the sailors not to do something (namely, leave the ship), they listened to him. Because of his calm confidence and unshakable faith in God, the sailors and soldiers felt like they could trust Paul. Even though he had assured them that no one would die from the storm, some of the sailors and soldiers were still afraid which is evidenced by their not eating. They heard Paul’s word, but they did not believe Paul’s word. Similarly, it is not enough for us to hear God’s Word and read His promises, we must also believe His Word and receive His promises in order to gain benefit from them.
(39-44) The Shipwreck
The ship was destroyed, but just as God had told Paul, no lives were lost.
Favorite verse: (34) Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.”