The lifeboat is cut
Acts 27:32 “So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.”
The sailors had tried to escape the sinking ship by letting the lifeboat down trying to pretend they were letting the anchors down. Only Paul spotted them and he told the centurion and the soldiers reminding them that everyone needs to stay with the ship to be saved. The soldiers acted and by doing so …
They wasted no time: they didn’t untie the ropes, this wasn’t a tidy finish, they did what was necessary; there was no process, no planning. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
There was no way back: they were now committed to the ship; their security net was gone; they now moved into a psychological storm. THE BIGGEST BATTLE IS ALWAYS IN YOUR MIND.
Everyone became equal: prisoner, sailor, soldier all on the sinking ship, there were now no privileges for titles; there was nothing left for anyone to hatch another plot of escape. WHEN EVERTHING IS REDUCED TO ZERO IT MATTERS NOT WHAT YOU HAVE OR WHO YOU ARE BUT WHO YOU KNOW.