Jonah attempted to run away from the presence of the Lord, but God would not let Jonah go. When Jonah ceased running, the power of the Word of the Lord went with him, and in the end, God brought one of the greatest revivals in history to one of the most unlikely places.
The story of Jonah is our story. The lessons that he learned are the lessons that we need to learn today. In the depths of Jonah’s misery, God worked a change in his heart so he turned around and was willing to go God’s way. Are you running from God today? Don’t think you are going to frustrate God. God will accomplish His purposes even if you fail Him. But He can do it through your obedience or He can do it through judgment. How much better it is to turn and trust the merciful Lord who will not let go.
James Boice’s Bible teaching continues on The Bible Study Hour broadcast, preparing you to think and act biblically. Dr. Boice was regarded as a leading evangelical statesman in the United States and around the world as he served as president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. His fifty-plus books include an award-winning, four-volume series on Romans. The Bible Study Hour is always available at TheBibleStudyHour.org.
The messages in this audio set include:
- The Prophet Who Ran Away
- The God Who Will Not Let Go
- Prayer From the Depths
- The Greatest Revival in History
- God, More Merciful than the Prophet
(5 mp3 downloads)
Topics: Prophesy, Obedience, Prayer, Salvation, Mercy, Judgment, Revival, Trust
Scripture: Jonah 1-4