Apr 9, 2017
In last weekend’s sermon, we saw that Jonah did not respond positively to God’s call to prophesy to Nineveh. Instead he disobeyed, fleeing away from the presence of the Lord, the result of which was a storm of enormous proportion as a consequence.
We saw that the reason for his disobedience was a misplaced patriotism, which caused him to wish the extermination of a million people from Nineveh, all because they were a threat to the Jewish nation.
f) The Grace of God (v. 17 )
The Bible does not indicate what kind of fish swallowed Jonah. A lot of people see this as further punishment on the part of Jonah, but rather we have to see this more as Jonah’s rescue and discipline to restore him to his senses to cause him to be obedient to God’s call.
There is no escaping the call that God places upon us and God is willing to give us another chance.
Is there a Jonah in the house? God is a God of second chances.