(July 7, 2015)
In contrast to my thoughts from yesterday’s reading in the New Testament, today we have the opposite side of the same coin. When a leader is led by inspiration, it is foolish to trust in experts rather than prophets. Certainly the expert knew more than Paul about ship travel, but Paul was led by the Spirit of the Lord and those sailing should have trusted him.
But of particular note is that they learned to trust him based upon their experiences with him. When Paul spoke about staying with the ship, they learned that when an Apostle speaks with the Spirit, they would be wise to obey him.