Jonah, week 2 – Lee Cadden, February 25, 2018

Jonah 1:5-17

There are real consequences to Jonah’s disobedience. He thinks death is as bad as it could get. God had other plans. Good news is that we don’t have to repeat Jonah’s disobedience but can learn from it and consider the path of righteousness that the Holy Spirit now enables us to walk.

Jonah sleeps in comfortable numbness to the call of God. But ultimately he learns that he is not in control.

All we can actually control in this life is our attitude and our response to God.

Psalm 139:7-12 –> there is no length or distance we can go to run from God. We may pretend we don’t hear him, but God will have his glory.

Consider the Better Way

Luke 8:22-25 – Jesus sleeps in perfect peace knowing he is walking in the Father’s will. Jonah sleeps in darkness.

Jonah was interested only in Jonah and what he thought was best/right. Jesus only interested in the Father and what he thought best and right.

How do we know which path we are walking? Ask this: Who gets the glory (from _____)? Is this for me, or for God? Am I more interested in my good/comfort, or the well being of others?

As we examine our lives this Lent, let us consider how we might choose the path of Jesus and not the path of Jonah.

Am I making wise/obedient choices right now? If not, how can I change that?