I never knew the depth of brutality possessed by the Assyrian nation before digging in to Jonah chapter 1. As one historian states, the Assyrians were arguably the most violent, sadistic people ever to exist.
How would you feel if God called you to preach to a group of people known for ripping the flesh off their living victims in front of their families and loved ones (among many other horrible practices)?
Jonah had good reasons to run away, but doing so was contrary to the will of God. What lessons does God intend us to learn from the story of Jonah? How does this apply today?
I share a couple of thoughts in this lesson, but would love to hear more.
- Audio Only: Finding Ourselves in the Story of Jonah (29:25)
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Who are your Ninevites? What is your Tarshish? What was/is the “great fish” in your life? How has God helped you overcome your fears and taught you to love your enemies?
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Great Lesson Wes! We either give God the attention He deserves or He gets our attention. Unfortunately, many smell like vomit like Jonah so to speak by the time we give God our attention and seek after His heart. My prayers go out to you guys. God is doing a great work thru you.
Thanks Buster. I definitely “smelled like vomit” before I gave God any attention. 🙂