Jonah Part 3: The Prophet’s Prayer and God’s Grace (Jonah 1:17-2:10)
September 1, 2019

Jonah Part 3: The Prophet’s Prayer and God’s Grace (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

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Series:
Passage: Jonah 1:17-2:10

Verses 1-2– The Lord hears and answers your prayers.

1 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish:

2 I called to the Lord in my distress,

and he answered me.

I cried out for help from deep inside Sheol;

you heard my voice.

Verses 3-6– The Lord disciplines us for our own good.

3 You threw me into the depths,

into the heart of the seas,

and the current overcame me.

All your breakers and your billows swept over me.

4 But I said, “I have been banished

from your sight,

yet I will look once more

toward your holy temple.

5 The water engulfed me up to the neck;

the watery depths overcame me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

6 I sank to the foundations of the mountains,

the earth’s gates shut behind me forever!

Then you raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!

Verses 7-9– The Lord saves those who call on his name.

7 As my life was fading away,

I remembered the Lord,

and my prayer came to you,

to your holy temple.

8 Those who cherish worthless idols

abandon their faithful love,

9 but as for me, I will sacrifice to you

with a voice of thanksgiving.

I will fulfill what I have vowed.

Salvation belongs to the Lord.”

The Lord continues to work out His plans.

1:17 The Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

2:10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.