Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, Jonah 1:1-6 Running from God

I think most people are familiar with parts of the story of Jonah, at least the part where Jonah ends up in a fish. But let's look at his character. In this first section Jonah appears to be a self righteous pharisee. He knows that the people of Nineveh have done evil and he wants them to be punished. Even though God wants them to come to salvation, Jonah wants his own agenda. Can you see any parallel in things happening today? I know too many people who actually want someone to fail and be punished. How is this any reflection of Christ?

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