Who is in Your Boat?-6

Jonah 1: 4 “But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken”
Jonah 1: 5 “Then the mariners were afraid and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay and was fast asleep”
…From yesterday…
Jonah 1:5 “The sailors were terrified. They called out in desperation to their gods. They threw everything they were carrying overboard to lighten the ship. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down into the hold of the ship to take a nap. He was sound asleep.” (MSG)
The first thing these folks did was to throw everything they had, talk about precious and expensive goods, overboard. They were given the wrong solution to their problem.
Isn’t this what we do most times? Many people keep losing precious stuff to a bad relation-ship, but yet keep patching it. The truth be told, having a wrong man on board will always make you lose precious things in your life. Your boat might appear lighter and probably experience some forms of comfort, but until you throw the “real load” overboard the turbulence will not cease.
Think about your life: who came in and changed things for the better, and who came in and turbulence started? Beloved, you must be sensitive about your relationships. Evaluate what has been happening around your life and destiny over a period. Perhaps all it will take to stop that turbulence is to stop that unholy alliance.
I realise from this story something baffling, the bible says,
“…But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay and was fast asleep” (Jonah 1:5B)
Imagine that! These guys were perishing but Jonah was sleeping. Jonah didn’t seem to care about them at the all.
To be continued…
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