SOAP Devotional Acts 27:27-32 – How should we treat neighbors and coworkers? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 696

On the fourteenth night, we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land. They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feet deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feet deep. Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight. In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow. Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved. So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away. (Acts 27:27-32)

The area on the Suwannee River where we just bought our retirement house has no HOA where people impose and fight about rules selfishly. Instead, we have a group called the River Rats, who share camaraderie and ensure everyone in the group is safe when the Suwannee floods every two to four years. We should want to keep up our property to glorify God and care for those he puts in our lives.

After two weeks, the sailors still had no control of their ship because of the storm. They were afraid of running aground at night, so they tried to remain still and prayed for daylight.

When daylight came, the self-centered sailors tried to escape in a lifeboat and leave the soldiers and prisoners to fend for themselves. Selfishness is never a part of God’s plan, so, at Paul’s request, the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away. The crew and passengers would learn to help each other before all of their lives could be saved.

In a crisis, such as a flood or a hurricane, we should ensure our neighbors’ safety before we sail away.

Father, I praise You for caring neighbors and coworkers. Allow me to do something nice for one of them today to promote friendship and love. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

SOAP Devotional Acts 27:27-32 – How should we treat neighbors and coworkers? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 696

6 thoughts on “SOAP Devotional Acts 27:27-32 – How should we treat neighbors and coworkers? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 696

  1. People tend to flock together in a crisis and help one another. I am thinking about and praying for the people in Kentucky who have experienced horrible flooding. There has been loss of life and loss of all their worldly belongings. I have seen pictures on TV of them helping each other in their time of great loss. It is heartbreaking to watch them grieve for their losses. This is also happening in California with the fires that have taken everything. How do you get through such a disaster? With God’s help and the help of loving people from all over the country, that go to help clean up and make sure that all of their daily needs are being met. I can’t imagine the pain all these people are experiencing. May God be with them all.

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