Acts 27:12 “Since the harbour was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbour in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.”
Do you ever wake up in the morning and realise that today you are alone? In the standing up for your conviction, for justice and for truth, you look around to see if there is anyone else supporting your cause and there is no one. You are in the minority.
Paul was definitely in the minority. The majority ruled.
According to the Bible, God’s people are always a remnant. But it seems that’s how it was always meant to be. That’s how we see the miracles happen. For example, if you want to see the God of Mount Carmel then you are going to have to get used to being alone. Often those who should stand with you are hiding in caves.
One of God’s names in the Bible is that of ‘the Lord of Hosts’ but maybe it should be ‘the Lord of the hidden Hosts’ because often we cannot see the strength behind us.
Paul was in the minority and the majority decided and still God didn’t step in. There are times in your minority position that the situation goes against you and life gets worse. But hold on because the Lord of Hosts though hidden is waiting for the perfect moment to bring about His purposes.
So really you are alone but you are not and God is not there but He really is. That’s the minority position and it is actually a good place to be in even when it looks like the majority rule.