It's easy to look at Jonah and scoff at how delusional he was to try and run from God. But in truth, we do the same thing whenever we sin against God. We need to remember that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe, and disobedience to him is both serious and insane. Instead we must fear him and worship him in our thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
Praise God for his patience to forgive delusional sinners like you and me.
Listen to The Delusion of Disobedience
PREPARING TO HEAR
Last week we left Jonah in the sea. On Sunday we will hear how his time in the sea affected him. Chapter 2 provides a Psalm from Jonah's own lips describing how he came to the breaking point, the end of himself, and turned to God. To prepare for this week, read Jonah 2:17-3:10 and think about the following questions:
- What attributes of God are prominent in this text?
- What prompted Jonah to finally stop disobeying and instead turn to God?
- How does Jonah contrast idols with God?
- What words would you use to describe Jonah's response to God?
Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.