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Jonah 4 – a vine, a worm, and a wind

Jonah 4
Chapters 2 and 3 provided a great story of salvation for both the Jew and the Gentile. In theory everyone should be happy except Jonah is not. Jonah had wanted Obadiah-theology (judging the nations) to be applied to Nineveh. Instead Jonah quotes the first part of Exodus 34:6-7: You are…

Jonah 3 – itchy scratchy clothes of repentance

Jonah 3
Jonah is given the exact same great commission as he was given earlier – go to Nineveh and call out. God has not moderated or compromised his call for Jonah’s obedience. Jonah must bend not the LORD. It is a short sermon – Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be…

Jonah 2 – the big fish

Jonah 2
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish – this seems as good a position for pray as any other. Notice how Jonah describes where he is – the belly of Sheol, the deep, the deep surrounded me, the roots of the mountains, down…

Jonah 1 – going down and hurling things

Jonah 1
Obadiah had predicted God’s judgment on Edom for their crimes against Israel. That is exactly the theology that Jonah wanted to apply to the current enemy of Nineveh. When Yahweh called Jonah to cry out against Nineveh, he understood that God’s word of judgment included the possibility of repentance –…