When The World Makes A Decision
Acts 27:10-11  And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.  Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
Advice! It’s the one thing that people will freely give whether you’ve asked for it or not. We’ve also reached a place where everyone thinks their an expert in something. They know how you should invest your money even though they don’t have any to invest. They know how to raise your kids, but they have none themselves. They know how you can lose weight, and they’ll tell you this as they’re eating a Little Debbie snack cake. They know so much because it’s easy for the world to make decisions at times. They will base their decisions off of feeling or emotion. They’ll make decisions for others because they think their feelings are more important or just think they know best. In our text we find Paul giving a warning about what could happen if they make this voyage. Nevertheless the centurion did what was right based on what he’d been told by his master and owner of the ship. This centurion made his decision based on what he felt was right, and based on the worldly advice he’d been given from the ship master. It didn’t matter to him the message Paul had given. How do we make our decisions? First and foremost we should always pray about our decisions. We should seek the answer God has for us. We could find that by God giving us peace with a verse. It could come just by God giving us peace in prayer and knowing that He is in control of all things. However, we must be mindful of not allowing the world to have an influence on those decisions. Those that don’t know Christ will too often make their decisions based on feeling or emotion. They’ll also want to make decisions based on popularity. Is it the “popular” thing to do? We must not get caught up in how everyone else makes their decisions. If you’re faced with a big decision today then allow God to guide you in that decision.
God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson