FROM THE PULPIT: Learn from Jonah and live God’s will

Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 06:46 PM.

Running away is a common threat with young children. 

Parents tell them to do something. The child doesn’t want to. An argument ensues. The child throws a temper tantrum and threatens to run away. 

Did you ever threaten to run away when you were a child? 

Have you ever threatened to run away — or even actually done it as an adult? 

It can happen after a severe argument, a breach in trust or a dumb decision.

The same can be true when it comes to God telling us he has something for us to do. We don’t want to do it, so we ignore God and walk away.

God wanted Jonah to be his prophet to Nineveh. God had heard things were happening in Nineveh that were very upsetting, so God wanted Jonah to warn the Ninevites that if they didn’t stop it and repent, God would wipe them out.

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