Since much time had been lost, and continuing the voyage was risky, because it was already past Yom-Kippur, Sha’ul advised them, “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be a catastrophe, not only with huge losses to the cargo and the ship but with loss of our lives as well.” However, the officer paid more attention to the pilot and the ship’s owner than to what Sha’ul said. Moreover, since the harbor was not well suited to sitting out the winter, the majority reached the decision to sail on from there in the hope of reaching Phoenix, another harbor in Crete, and wintering there, where it is protected from the southwest and northwest winds.
This has been much of my life, hearing the word from ADONAI but paying more attention to worldly men and matters. Like the men with Sha’ul it has never turned out well in the long run. And like these men, maybe I had to go through that pain to bring me to belief. Still I struggle with these issues today, unexpected bills, past life choices coming to fruition now, low tolerance for people who remind me of bad times. Yet in that struggle I now lean on ADONAI to show me as David said in the 23rd Psalm;
ADONAI is my shepherd; I lack nothing.
He has me lie down in grassy pastures,
he leads me by quiet water,
he restores my inner person.
He guides me in right paths
for the sake of his own name.
It is only in my trust for God and in the salvation of Yeshua that I have found true peace. Lord thank You for all that You have given me in this life, love of family, children, strong friends, and a place to worship You wholly. Lord keep me on this path that I am on because like all sheep I am prone to wander if left alone. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.