Bible Explorer for the Young (Jonah & Obadiah)

Day 4 of 5 • This day’s reading


A Small Act of Obedience Can Make a Big Impact

Galatians 6:2

Help each other with your troubles. When you do this, you are obeying the law of Christ.

Finally, Jonah arrived in Nineveh! As soon as Jonah set foot in the city, he boldly preached God’s word. God said that Nineveh would be destroyed in 40 days unless they were sorry and repented from their wickedness. 

The king of Nineveh’s response was surprising. He commanded everyone in his city to cry out to God and turn from their wickedness. He pleaded that God would turn away His punishment and show His mercy and kindness to them. Their sincere repentance melted away God’s anger and God didn’t punish Nineveh. 

Jonah’s obedience saved over 100,000 lives in Nineveh! Don't harden your heart when God asks you to do something. 

You never know that your small act of obedience might mean the world to others. Your help might brighten someone’s day. Your smile might cheer up someone’s feeling. Your simple preach might give hope to someone. Your prayer might save someone’s life. Your testimony might bless others who need to hear it. 


Dear God, help me to be a reason for someone's smile. Guide me to help others to find the incredible hope in You. Amen.