Day by Day Through the Bible: Four Days in Jonah - Digital Download
This is the famous story of Jonah and the whale, but Jonah is more than a fish story. The theme is God’s boundless compassion, not just for “us” (Jonah and the Israelites) but also for “them” (the pagan sailors and Ninevites). The primary purpose of Jonah is to engage readers in theological reflection on the compassion of God and in self-reflection, determine how we reflect that compassion in a world God made and deeply cares about. Have you ever done anything wrong? Jonah did, but he repented and God used him. It can happen to you. This 15-page devotion takes you through the four chapters of Jonah in four days.
Comment: When we hear from the Lord, do not flee from His presence. If we do, we may think we are at peace while we are causing turmoil in other people’s lives. We may be the solution to their problem. We may need to admit our guilt, our disobedience, and seek to be part of the solution. Even though we may be in the wrong, God is always in the right. Even in the mess we sometimes create, God can be glorified.
Prayer: What an example of prayer in desperation from Jonah. Some who are reading or listening may be in a circumstance like Jonah. They are desperate. Waters of life are surrounding them. Weeds are wrapped around them. They are in a place where they themselves cannot do much about getting out of their circumstances. They need You.
DAY BY DAY THROUGH THE BIBLE is a daily devotion for serious Bible readers. It is a stimulating journey through all 66 books of the Bible, day by day. After reading a passage of Scripture, you experience comments, life applications, and prayers each day. DAY BY DAY is based on written records of 35 years of personal Bible reading journals–unique insights—you will not get anywhere else. There are 66 downloadable chapters of DAY BY DAY, one for each book of the Bible. Get them all, one at a time, and enjoy the whole Bible day by day.