Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, Jonah 3. Jonah the preacher

Let's start with some imagery, we don't know what Jonah looked like but we can guess about how he smells now. He's been in a big fish for three days. Combine the regular human smells with fish vomit and it's got to be a foul smell. Maybe the acids in the fishes gut bleached out Jonah's skin. Imagine a skinny pale white man who stinks of stale sweat and vomit prophesying in the streets. Do you think that just might get your attention? I think Jonah was reluctant but realize that he couldn't run from God. The text says the city was three days journey in breadth. That would make it greater than 60 miles across. While that's possible I'm more inclined to believe it would take three days to walk throughout the city. Maybe occupying an area of 40-60 square miles. So Jonah preaches a message to a people who apparently were ignorant because as soon as they heard of God they repented. Not to say that ignorance is an excuse, scripture plainly teaches that the world itself proclaims God, but being ignorant of the law they didn't know they were sinning. Paul writes that were it not for the law he would not know he was a sinner. Jonah's basic message is still the same today, the law shows our sins and the solution is to turn to God.

Today's workout, push intervals
Step, push-up, windmill, squat, climber, triceps, lunge, shoulder press.

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