As my life was ebbing away,I remembered the Lord;and my prayer came to you,into your holy temple.Those who worship vain idolsforsake their true loyalty.But I with the voice of thanksgivingwill sacrifice to you;what I have vowed I will pay.Deliverance belongs to the Lord!”
God doesn’t put Jonah in a fish to teach him a lesson. God sends a fish to save Jonah from his own choices. But only there, held suspended between a watery grave and life on shore, does Jonah come to terms with his soul. In the fish he learns to let go of his pride and arrogance and offer praise to God, despite his circumstance. In chapter 1, we discussed where God might call us to go. In chapter 2 we wrestle with what we might endure to embrace our calling. [hear sermon audio]
This week, take some time to dive into these scriptures and questions during your devotion time.