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Monday, July 22, 2013

Most Known Uknown: Jonah

As we continue to look at the most known unknown characters of the biblical narrative we come across arguably the most known of the unknown Jonah. The story of Jonah is well-known in many circles as it tells of God's sovereignty and how God offers all the opportunity to repent and experience his mercy.  Jonah was a reluctant prophet who had a great disdain for the people of Nineveh so much so that he try to avoid is calling altogether.   As the narrative goes Jonah ends up in the belly of a great fish and relents to the will of God for his life.

Jonah teaches us an important life lesson and that is don't allow disdain for someone or something keep you from fulfilling your God given purpose.  Anger can prevent you from doing what you know God would have you to do.  This is the danger that the book of Jonah teaches us.  Who is anger keeping you from blessing?  For Jonah it was the people of Nineveh but the question becomes who are the people of Nineveh in your life?

Moral of the story don't allow disdain to destroy you!!  For God has a greater purpose for your life which is to bring Godself glory through your life.

Scripture Reference: Book of Jonah

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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