Here is one of the most famous stories in the Old Testament. Who could ever forget the story of a man who was swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about it? The incredible supernatural events of this book surely help us remember it. But how can the principles inside mold and change your life?
Each of our book studies is designed with one key goal in mind, helping you to study and obey the text. Without truly understanding what God is teaching us we will never be able to properly implement those lessons into our lives. At the same time if we only build up more and more head knowledge without putting those principles into practice, it will not help us.
Jonah was a faithful servant of God. But then God asked him to do something that he did not want to. That is when the true trials in his life really began. It is easy to obey God when we want to, but much more difficult when it goes contrary to all our natural instincts.
Are there any areas where you find it extremely difficult to put God first? Perhaps the story of Jonah can help you find new understanding of God’s ways and new courage to obey no matter the cost.