Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jonah 1:4-6 (timeless)

Jonah 1:4-6
1:4 -  The Lord hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.
God commands the wind and the elements.
God has precise control that is demonstrated by the ship staying afloat.

1:5 - Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to his god, and they threw the cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep.
Man cries out to his imagined/made up gods, but they don't answer.
Man goes to great lengths to save himself from the hand of God.
Man can have a kind of peace in the midst of sin.

1:6 - So the captain approached him and said, “How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish.”
God uses man to confront man.

Paragraph summary
Man calls on many gods, but only the Lord controls the elements.

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