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In this series
- Part 1: God Rocks the Boat
- Part 2: In the Belly of the Beast
- Part 3: Fish Out of Water
- Part 4: Bigger Fish to Fry
Have you ever made a really bad mistake?
One of those mistakes that you just dread having to deal with? People are going to be mad at you, there might be some consequences, and you just want to crawl into a hole or move across the country.
But you don’t. You own up to what you’ve done and put one foot in front of the other and start moving forward.
When we pick up the story of Jonah in Jonah chapter 3, our hero is just coming off of one of those mistakes. He’s finally owned that he ran away from God and from the spiritual needs of a whole city, caused a lot of pain for a whole ship full of people, finally had a change of heart after being in a fish for a few days, and got spit out onto a beach.
Then, God gives him a second chance.
Then the LORD spoke to Jonah a second time: ‘Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.’Jonah 3:1-2 NLT
Deja vu anyone? Though it’s taken a while to get him here, travel with Jonah as is finally on his way to speak to the very people he’s spent this whole series avoiding.