There is one thing that is part of life here on earth; for every action there is a reaction. When you explain this to youngsters, you tell them that actions have consequences. When you go to work, at the end of the week you are happy to receive your paycheck; you exchanged your time for money. You love those consequences.
There are some actions that generate consequences even if we pay no attention to it. Anybody who knows me knows that I love my plants; I have lots of them both indoors and outdoors. So I water them regularly and they look great. Last time we looked at Jonah and his disobedience and like everything else in life, there were consequences for his actions. When the violent storm rocked the boat, Jonah told the sailors, “Throw me into the sea, and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” Jonah 1:12 NLT. Jonah knew that he was disobedient and God was not pleased.
The sailors had compassion and did all they could because they didn’t want to throw Jonah into the raging sea. But, when they ran out of options, verses 15-16 says, “Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.” Jonah’s disobedience provided an opportunity for the sailors to see the mighty works of God and serve Him. However, while the sailors were comfortable on the ship, Jonah was in the midst of an unpleasant experience; but, God got the glory.
Thought for Today: Friend, it’s better to walk in obedience to God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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Obedience has its benefits.
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