…to Obey

Our Bible Reading for today shows us what happens when a person does not obey God.
God told Jonah to go to Nineveh. Jonah did not obey God. Instead, he tried to go to Tarshish. A great storm came. Jonah was thrown off the ship. A big fish swallowed Jonah.
Jonah realized he made a big mistake. He did not obey God. In Jonah, chapter 2, Jonah prayed and asked God for forgiveness. He told God he would obey Him now. God had the fish vomit Jonah onto dry land. Then, Jonah went to Nineveh and preached. Many people in Nineveh gave up their evil ways.
It is important to obey God all the time. Why does God want us to obey Him? To show Him that we love Him. I John 5:3a says, ?Loving God means obeying his commands.?
In the Bible, we can read what God wants us to do. Do you love God? If so, then obey God by following what He has said in the Bible.