The Disobedient Prophet
Jonah Chapters 1 & 2
“But I, with shouts of grateful praise will sacrifice to you.What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
Main Point: Disobedience to the Lord’s clear direction leads toward calamity, misery and joylessness.
- Jonah was willfully disobedient to the Lord’s clear instruction. 1:1-3
- Jonah was indifferent to the desperate situation the sailors were struggling against. 1:4-6
- Jonah was willing to destroy himself to avoid obeying the Lord. 1:7-12
- The sailors had compassion for Jonah and feared the Lord. 1:13-16
- Only after exhausting all options did Jonah break and obey the Lord. 1:17-2:10
Questions for reflection:
- What areas of my life are the most difficult to surrender to the Lord?
- Have I chosen to deliberately disregard the Lord in some area of my life?
- What level of disruption would God need to get my attention?
- Am I truly compassionate for those God loves?