You Can Run But You Can’t Hide
Contrary to popular belief, this is not a fish story. It’s about mercy and flawed theology.
1.God told Jonah to preach to gentiles.
2.Jonah went the opposite way.
3.The sailors were angry that Jonah was running from the creator. Our disobedience can affect others.
4.When the sailors saw the storm do what Jonah said it would, they believed and worshipped
5.In spite of his disobedience, Jonah received mercy from the LORD in the form of a trial.
Sometimes God’s people give less mercy than they have received. We cannot predict who will come to faith so we must obey God’s command to
share the Gospel.
Remember, you can run,
but you can’t hide form God!
It Doesn’t Get Any Better – Jonah 3
Jonah experienced what most of God’s servants only dream of. But what is God teaching
us through this?
1. Now, when Jehovah repeated His instructions, Jonah obeyed. 2. All of the Ninevites believed God and repented.
3.Even the king led the people in complete repentance from their evil ways.
4.They did this with only a hope and not a promise of deliverance.
5.God had compassion on them and spared them because of their repentance.
Jonah’s experience demonstrates that God’s mercy is available to anyone who repents,
even our enemies.
There is hope for America.
“The Lord not slow in keeping his promise,
as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,
but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9