Jonah Part 1: The Lord’s Call and the Prophet’s Sin (Jonah 1:1-3)
August 18, 2019

Jonah Part 1: The Lord’s Call and the Prophet’s Sin (Jonah 1:1-3)

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Passage: Jonah 1:1-3

Jonah 1:1-3

The Lord’s Call and the Prophet’s Sin

1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it because their evil has come up before me.” 

3 Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence.

  1. Verses 1-2– The Lord has compassion for all kinds of people.
    1. 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it because their evil has come up before me.” 
    2. The Lord’s word comes to his prophet.
    3. The Lord’s character is evident in his command to his prophet.
  2. Verses 3– Jonah despises the Lord’s compassion for all kinds of people.
    1. 3 Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence.
    2. Jonah disobeys the command of the Lord.
    3. Jonah flees from the presence of the Lord.