God’s Restoring Mercy

Jonah

After considering the experience of Jonah, we drew a conclusion. We concluded that it is well for us to remember that God know what is best for our life and service to Him. If we are disobedient, God’s plan will not ultimately fall, but we can be broken by our disobedience. We concluded finally that even when we are at our worst, God has mercy towards us. That mercy was shown to Jonah in the form of the fish that God prepared. We want to think further about this mercy of God towards us in our disobedience.

  1. God’s mercy in sparing Jonah’s life (Jonah 2:10)
    1. Jonah was repentant of his disobedience (Jonah 2:2)
    1. Jonah spared from death in the fish (Jonah 2:10)
  2. God’s mercy in sparing a city
    1. By giving Jonah a second opportunity (Jonah 3:1-2)
      1. We cannot depend upon the fact of God always allowing us another opportunity
      1. David said, “to obey is better than sacrifice.”
    1. By speaking to the king (verse 6)
    1. In “repenting” of this intention to destroy (Jonah 3:10)

We can never drain the resource of God’s mercy towards us.

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