Acts 27:42 “The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping”
Sometimes common sense isn’t wisdom.
If these prisoners escaped then according to the Roman law the soldiers guarding them would be responsible and would face the penalty that the prisoners should have faced and for some that would have been death.
Common sense said:
- When given the chance all prisoners swim away to try and escape.
- You are going to die anyway so you might as well die now.
- I am not going to suffer whilst you live.
Just because a plan makes sense doesn’t make it the best plan. If wisdom comes from God then we need to ask Him for wisdom. Common sense comes from earth. Often it is good but sometimes it isn’t the wisdom we need.