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Ravindra Kumar's comment on 8/28/2015, 11:08pm...

DearBrother sister Like most of us think, jonah also thought the same way, that people of nineveh should be punished, but they came under Gods mercy because of Repentence. lot learn from this ..

 


Nicole's comment on 8/26/2015, 8:38am...

i really enjoyed this chapter and it made me think about the extent God would go to show his love and mercy to mankind. God is so merciful and so loving that he will make a way when there truly is no way. had they thrown Jonah into the sea, he would have drowned or even been killed by something but what stood out to me was the fact that God PREPARED a great fish....... After doing some research, as big as the fish may have been, whether it be a whale or shark more than likely a whale it is impossible for one to swallow a human or anything that size whole. So God prepared the fish to swallow him number 1. Number two God had to stop the enzymes and stomach acid from digesting Jonah as well, and three, possibly he had to prepare the fish stomach so it could be large enough to hold Jonah. Perhaps i know there is even more to add, but just the thought of God preparing the fish to inhabit him was amazing and nothing short of a miracle and it shows the love and mercy of God. This chapter help me to understand the mercy of God in a different way than I have ever understood. God is truly love and he showed it even when Jonah was disobedient. He knows and understands the heart. He has a Job for us to do and he wants it done. Mercy truly does reign over judgment!

 


Ayodeji Ebenezer omotara's comment on 8/13/2015, 12:42am...

Jonah is a gift of grace despite his disobedience,God still showered him His grace.when he was threw inside the water,he was kept inside a belly of fish for three days and still alive,and because of his grace that God didn't want to kill him,helped others in the ship to be alive because the bible says where the sinners are being waged of there sins,the innocent would surely partake,if not others might perish with him.Jonah's deep sleepy is a sign of peace in trouble which always make some christians today to think they can be backslidding and still want God to understand,I.e God is not a forgottable God because He never forgotten that He sent him jonah an errands Nineveh.in short word,we all need grace and mercy because no one is perfect like Jesus christ.

 


EBENEZER ADJEI-SARPONG's comment on 7/31/2015, 8:52pm...

Jonah, was a man of God,possibly an evengilist who had bad perception about the people of Neniveh, instead of listen to the voice of God he allowed his perception to overide God's instrution.

 


LIZZY's comment on 7/30/2015, 4:36am...

the lesson in this chapter is very broad. firstly, the people in the boat did not know the God of Jonah but through Jonah's disobedience to God, he got the opportunity to preach christ to them since they form the trinity God the father, son and the Holy Spirit . secondly,no man can hide from Gods purpose and plan, He said in his word that he knows the thoughts and plans for our lives.Jonah was trying to run frm God's thought and plans but GOD showed him that HE is God and creator of all things therefore, there's no hiding place frm the man of creation. thirdly, God is a God of yesterday, today and forever and when we trust him all other thing would be added unto us.

 


Aby's comment on 7/16/2015, 4:30pm...

papah Arhin once u encounter God you get boldness of spirit to preach just like Paul, grace u get once you believe in God 's Son Jesus

 


David's comment on 5/30/2015, 9:40am...

Yes. Any who try to hide from God 's calling absolutely place the unsaved at risk because you are the conduit to knowing the one true God. With Jonah. As with Moses it is God 's facilitating of those who do not feel worthy but know the one True God. This is again displayed in Peter. Had Peter been successful in stopping the capture of Jesus there woukd be no conduit for salvation. All to display that God 's plan can not be altered by humans. Humans are woven by His hand in their mother 's womb, then corrupted by birth to live a live of sin until rebirth through His Holy Spirit as a child of God. The key about Jonah, he never prayed for God to kill him only for God to forgive him.

 


Stephen's comment on 5/17/2015, 4:32am...

Jonah 's disobedience to God 's clear call put the sinners around him in danger. When we disobey the things God clearly tells us, we put unsaved people maybe even those we love in danger.

 


Papah Arhin's comment on 2/04/2015, 3:08am...

Life is not about you alone, it is about you and God. Whatever that hit you hit God. A good father always cares for His sons and knows the best for them. Therefore whatever you seek should not be of your benefit alone, think about God and what He says about you. I think Jonah did respond the words of the Lord because of fear. The fear of the people of Nineveh as God has told him their wicked. To preach Jesus you need an encounter with Him first, that will give you the Grace to preach Him. Jesus told the disciples not to depart but stay and wait for the Holy Spirit. But after the Holy Spirit had filled them everything that is to hinder them from preaching Jesus was destroyed.

 


Jay Kotek's comment on 1/28/2015, 11:07pm...

I feel that, Jonah is a symbol of ordinary human who receive the message of God, who often ignore and go after mundane safety and pleasure, fall into trap perils of life, again the life and death situasion put him in utmost surrender to God, God is unconditional love, pour grace on him. These are symbolic representation of values of life, if anyone who goes after literal word by word interpretation then reach and remain in the peripheri, shall miss the principle of Divine.

 


Darrell's comment on 1/24/2015, 9:43pm...

Just believe that God did use real people in this story on jonah and the big fish this was a time when God did a miracle to show that he is a for given God and will give you another chance to get it righ.

 


Barbara Lindsey's comment on 12/29/2014, 7:33am...

My comment was a question-Did Jesus use real people in His Parables? Chapter one showed Jonah running away from his assignment that Elohim God had given him, because of un-forgiveness. In the past the Assyria King took the Northern Kingdom into Captivity which was call "Samaria. " Nineveh was the capital of Assyria. Jonah was one of the first Missionary-Prophet who was call to go to a Gentile nation to preach against the sin of that city.

 


Teacher Barbara Lindsey's comment on 12/23/2014, 9:29pm...

a teacher I knew when I ask a question about the Bible would answer me with a question. My question is "Did Jesus use real people when He taught parables? "

 


Amwayi Kakamega's comment on 12/10/2014, 9:28am...

God reveales his to those who dont know him

 


Amwayi Kakamega's comment on 12/10/2014, 9:25am...

God reveales his to those who dont know him

 


Insight 777's comment on 11/19/2014, 12:21pm...

I think the story of Jonah is a parable relating to WW3. The word Jonah means Dove. A dove is a symbol of Peace so when you read the word Jonah use the word peace because that is what is being talked about. Peace was to cry to Nineveh that their wickedness would be destroyed, that war would happen. Peace fled and war erupted. The sea is the symbol of the nations of the world in tempest, conflict. The whale or Great Fish represents the nations that cause WW3. When peace is in the belly of the whale for 3 days that represents the place where all is digested to supply the needs of the nations involved. The WW3 peace treaty will take 3 days to draw up and be agreed upon. Then Peace will be vomited onto land meaning yes, there will be Peace terms but the result will make everyone sick. No one will want the Peace terms. Peace would rather not exist at all than have to exist in those agreed upon terms. Nineveh will always be split into two factions never agreeing and the question to Peace is should they all die?

 


Anarika's comment on 10/11/2014, 12:14am...

Jonah had a specific called to ministry however He refused to operate in that calling. Like Jonah many of us has a specific calling from God but we allowed the cares of the world to encompass us and we remain dormant. If we are not careful we too will get a wake up call. when Jonah finally comply, an entire nation repented. In like manner our obedience to Gods calling can impact the world.

 


Santosh's comment on 9/18/2014, 3:23pm...

Jonah represents many of a persons life story. There are times we all can remember that we did things our way knowing well enough that God does not want us to do that. The surprising fact of the matter is we go so far from our life and pre destination that God has no alternative than "give us a big bang on the head ".

 


Mike's comment on 9/04/2014, 10:03am...

JESUS said in matthew 12 40 that as Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the whales belly so shall the son of man be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. so it was a whale that swallowed Jonah.

 


Rosie Taylor's comment on 8/22/2014, 8:56am...

Jonah, learns to listen God.

 


Vengai's comment on 8/06/2014, 4:59am...

if you stay "in his presence ",you are assured of his covering but if you wantonly flee like what Jonah did then GOD will expose you to other forces in a bid to bring you back into his presence,to live again according to his purpose and plan.All this is meant to protect and not to destroy you.He loved Jonah,Niniveh and us too.

 


Ar's comment on 7/23/2014, 6:22am...

To Sue 's Jonah chapter one comment of 7 22 2014 it was a big whale that swallowed Jonah. My Greek Bible says so . In Greek it is written "megalo kito " .searching in the internet , I found out that the hebrew old Testament word used for it is "dahg " . It couldn 't have just been a simple fish. It must have been a huge sea creature, like a whale.

 


Sue's comment on 7/22/2014, 10:03am...

I wish people would stop calling it a "whale ". It was a "fish ".

 


Estela Michelle ruvalcaba's comment on 7/15/2014, 12:00pm...

This helped me a lot- thank you God for saving.

 


Leon Katz's comment on 6/02/2014, 5:00am...

Gladwin Jonah was from Gath Hepher, Gath Hepher was three miles north of Nazareth in lower Galilee, therefore Jonah was a Galilean. During this time of Jonah, the nation of Isreal enjoyed such prosperity that they developed selfish nationalistic attitudes. Even Jonah was affected by this narrow minded spirit. Prompting God to having teach His chosen servant a series of important life lessons.. God is of no respect of person when it comes to mercy and the forgiveness of sin.

 


 

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