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Bible Musings (Jonah)

God's control of the world is evident in the events of the book of Jonah.

Jonah did not want to go to Ninevah as God commanded to do, so he tried to escape the presence of the Lord by getting on a ship headed in the opposite direction to Tarshish. And ...

"the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Jonah 1:4

Jonah was thrown overboard so the ship wouldn't go under. And ...

"And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17

Jonah prayed to the Lord from the belly of the fish and repented. And ...

And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah upon the dry land. Jonah 2:10

Jonah preached to Ninevah and they repented, but it made Jonah angry that God had mercy on them. Jonah left the city. And ...

"the LORD God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah that it might be shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort ... But when dawn came the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down ont eh head of the Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die ... And the LORD said, 'You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor di you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Ninevah, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left ... Jonah 4:6-11

God controls all things.

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