Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid… (Jonah 1:4-5).
The Law of Unintended Consequences.
I’m sure that Jonah wasn’t trying to put a bunch of pagan sailors in jeopardy.
I’m sure he wasn’t thinking about them at all.
He was just…running.
But when you run from God, when you deliberately put yourself outside of His will, stuff’s gonna happen. You put yourself and others in situations that God never intended for you. Sin is like a nuclear blast, with fallout that you can neither predict nor control.
Bottom line—your sin is not just your own. People can get hurt because of your disobedience.
Time for a heart check, Beloved. Are there areas in your life you need to fix, sins you need to confess, attitudes you need to repent of?
Because you know, people are getting wet.
Happy Thursday, Beloved.