Who Has Resisted His Will?

Jonah at JoppaPart of the beauty of the Judeo-Christian scriptures is that the heroes of faith described therein are as instructive in their failures and shortcomings as they are in their successes.  Peter is certainly a case in point, since the gospels record not only his tremendous faith and love for the Lord, but also his doubt and his denial.   We will revisit the life of Peter when, in the Book of Acts, we notice his momentary reluctance to trust the leading of the Lord when his traditional allegiance to Jewish dietary law is challenged.  But first, let us consider the reluctant obedience of the prophet Jonah and, then, the way in which Saul of Tarsus kicked against the goads.

 “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:1-3).  –> To Be Continued…

Geography of Jonah

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