Category Archives: Jonah

Better to die? (Jonah 4)

What’s striking in this passage is Jonah’s attitude toward people headed for destruction in contrast to Jesus’. When God spared the Ninevites because of their repentance, Jonah was furious. He wanted them to perish. They were the enemies of the … Continue reading

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Salvation (Jonah 2)

I’ve really been looking at Jonah through different eyes which has been kind of cool. Here we see Jonah’s cry from the fish, but we also see Jesus in kind of a reverse mirror image. Jonah, of course suffered for … Continue reading

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And the lot fell on…Jesus (Jonah 1:7)

I was reading Jonah again today, and again thought about the parallels between Jesus and Jonah. I didn’t talk about it yesterday, but it did strike me that both in the boat and at the cross lots were cast. Coincidence? … Continue reading

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Reluctant savior. Willing Savior. (Jonah 1)

As I was reading Jonah today, I thought about how Jesus compared his death and resurrection to Jonah going into the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. (Matthew 12:39-40). So as I read today, I thought … Continue reading

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Jonah 3-4 — The God who delights in mercy

One wonders at the attitude of Jonah as he preached to the Ninevites. Sometimes we see people holding up signs at gay rallies or parades and shouting “You’re going to hell!” I wonder if that was the kind of attitude … Continue reading

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Jonah 2 — Forfeiting God’s blessing in our lives

As I read Jonah’s account of being thrown in to the sea, it’s very dramatic.  Hurled into the water.  Waves sweeping over.  Dragged by the currents.  And a little seaweed wrapped around his head.  🙂 Then sinking to the bottom … Continue reading

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Jonah 1 — Our choices

I figured since Jonah was mentioned in the last passage we saw (II Kings 14:25), it would be a good time to throw in Jonah’s own story. This is probably one of the more famous stories in the Bible.  And … Continue reading

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