Week 4 Day 5
Jonah 1: 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord…
Have you ever had a Jonah moment? How about a Jonah year, or maybe a Jonah lifetime? There are a lot of folks who may have “heard” the call of God or felt the tug of the Holy Spirit on their heart but in fear, even abject terror they have run the other way. I don’t need to say any more about what happened to Jonah. For most who are reading this they know the story. For those who might not, the prophecy of Jonah is found among the so called “minor prophets” of the Old Testament sandwiched between the books of Obadiah and Micah. It is well worth the readers time to get to know this man through misfortunes and blessings.
There are no prizes given for those who run away from God for the longest amount of time. There is only a bundle of regret sin and failure such as the “unbearable burden” carried by the character “Pilgrim” in the Christian classic book Pilgrim’s Progress. I know many, including myself who have lived down to the worst of human (sin) nature in their unbridled haste to escape the love of God. Oh, what a fool I was for so long. Like Paul the apostle if you are running from God, or are on the fence about his Spirit’s calling, you will eventually come to the place where you will say. As Paul the did: “24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Romans 7:24.
The eternal question is: Why wait? Or Why not now? Call on the name of Jesus. He is there, waiting for you.