Friday, May 27, 2011

Faithful Friday Faves: Jonah

Posted by Lisa Laree at Beer Lahai Roi

I smiled when I realized that this week's book is Jonah.

Who among us doesn't love a story in which the pouty, self-righteous, holier-than-thou gets a just comeuppance?

But how unusual is it that that person is actually God's man of the hour? The 'good guy', so to speak, of the story?

What a treasure the book of Jonah is! Jonah's shortcomings and rebellion did not keep God's purpose from being fulfilled:

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion upon them and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. - Jon. 3:10

The people of Nineveh were saved for another generation...and Jonah himself got a personal revelation about how much God values even those who don't know Him.

If God can use Jonah in all of his mess, surely He can use me in the midst of mine.

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