Jonah

Runaway Jonah, and the Convenient Ship

Aug 10

Runaway Jonah, and the Convenient Ship   “But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish.” — Jonah i. 3.   SAD sight! Sere is a servant of God running away from his work. As well see the stars wandering from …

Jonah:1:3

Jonah’s Object-Lessons

Jun 11

Jonah’s Object-Lessons   “And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the …

Jonah:4:6-8

Jonah’s Resolve, or “Look Again”!

Dec 14

Jonah's Resolve, or "Look Again"!   “Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.”— Jonah ii. 4.   WHAT a complex creature is man! Those who fancy that they can fully describe him do not understand him. He is a riddle and a contradiction. As says Ralph Erskine— “I’m …

Jonah:2:4

Sleepers Aroused

Jul 27

Sleepers Aroused   “But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.” — Jonah i. 5.   WE are told, before this fact is mentioned, that the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea to overtake the bark in which Jonah, was sailing for Tarshish. The great wheels …

Jonah:1:5

Travelling Expenses on the Two Great Roads

Apr 02

Travelling Expenses on the Two Great Roads   " So he paid the fare thereof.” — Jonah 1:3.   As a general rule, wherever we go, whatever we do, we must “pay the fare thereof." Expenditure is connected with every act, work, and operation. The sun does not constantly flood this world, and all its sister spheres, with light …

Jonah:1:3

Labour in Vain

May 01

Labour in Vain   "Jonah said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea …

Jonah:1:12-13

What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper?

Sep 14

WHAT MEANEST THOU, O SLEEPER?   “But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.”— Jonah 1:5-6       …

Jonah:1:5-6

Who Can Tell?

Sep 18

Who Can Tell?   "Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?"—Jonah 3:9        This was the forlorn hope of the Ninevites: "Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?" The book of …

Jonah:3:9

Salvation of the Lord

May 10

Salvation of the Lord   "Salvation is of the Lord."—Jonah 2:9        Jonah learned this sentence of good theology in a strange college. He learned it in the whale's belly, at the bottom of the mountains, with the weeds wrapped about his head, when he supposed that the earth with her bars was about him for ever. …

Jonah:2:9