Who is your teacher?
Acts 27:10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.”
We trust those who have experience of going through worst times than the present storm. Paul was simply speaking from experience. In 2 Corinthians 11 he tells us that he had been shipwrecked 3 times and spent a night and a day perhaps clinging on to some floating wood. People who can be best described as walking with a limp because of life’s experiences can be trusted more than those who have had victory after victory. For lessons and wisdom is gained in failure.
Job tells us in 27:11 that he will teach us the power of God. I would much rather be taught the power of God from someone like Job than someone who has never had trouble or pretends so.
Wisdom is born in the anvil of life and I would rather spend time with people who have experienced the vice and who have been shipwrecked than those too lazy to board a ship to go anywhere!