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Lessons To Learn From The Story Of Jonah In The Bible (2)

Surprisingly, when the shipmaster and all those in the ship pleaded with Jonah for solution for an end to the wind and tempest which put their ship in danger of capsizing, he told them to cast him into the sea. He did not seek God's face for cessation of challenges. That shows the extent of Jonah's disapproval with God; he would rather die than go to Nineveh to warn the people to repent. It is the height of stubbornness. Jonah was a Jew and he was nursing a national hatred against the Ninevites for their wickedness against the Jews. His unforgiving spirit affected his obedience to God. "Obey! Obey! Obey Simply, intelligently, the will of the Father because it is the Father's will whether you see your way out or not," wrote S. D. Gordon.

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Many Christians are like Jonah; when their minds are negatively made up, they would not respond to parental or pastoral counselling, even with God's word. Stubbornness attracts punishment here and in eternity. lf you are like they are, repent today. Jesus loves you!

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