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The IVP New Testament Commentary Series – By Sea to Malta (27:1-44)
By Sea to Malta (27:1-44)

When we hear of sudden storms on lake or ocean wreaking havoc on recreational sailors, we are reminded that "even today the sea represents a place of peril, of human vulnerability, the place where would-be sailors are at the mercy of the elements" (Willimon 1988:183). This first-century account of a sea voyage pits the death-dealing opposition of the storm (27:14-20, 27-32, 39-44) against God's gracious providence surrounding and working through wise, courageous, encouraging, nurturing Paul (27:21-26, 33-38). As that gracious providence prevails for Paul and all 275 with him, we who are Christians may ask, "Am I the same source of preservation for those around me?"

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