Jonah 1:1-6; 1:17-2:10 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me"...
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Watch how God speaks to Jonah and how Jonah speaks to or about God. In what ways is God's power revealed? How does Jonah's view or response to God change between chapter 1 and chapter 2? What is your response when God asks something of you?
Jonah reminds me of a naughty child acting out against his parents. As we start into the short book of Jonah, God instructs Jonah to go to Nineveh and proclaim to the people their sinful living and ways. Jonah doesn't want to, so he ignores God's instructions and tries to run away. Well, as you know, Jonah ends up in the belly of the fish and it's in and through this terrible situation that he has a change of heart, crying out and turning back to the Lord.
So why is it that so many times we need to have that "belly of the fish" experience before we fully recognize and surrender to God? What can we do to work on this going forward? Tami W.
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