By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
Family Life Christian Center
Jonah 1:10, “Terrified, they asked, ‘What have you done?’ They knew that he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.”
This interesting verse lets us know that our disobedience will affect others, not just ourselves. In Jonah’s case, it affected the crew of the ship he had chosen for his trip away from the Lord. They could have died or been injured because of him.
Our actions touch not only ourselves, but also our family, our friends and those who we are around. Whether it is good or bad, they are affected. This situation became so bad, that those unbelieving men began to pray to a God they did not know. The end result is that they began to fear the Lord and made promises to Him.
It all started when Jonah made the choice to say no to God and His plan. Titus 2:12 tells us to say no to ‘sin,’ not to God. Try saying yes to God, His commands and His plans for your life. That will put you on the winning team with victory easily within reach. Make your choice today.