Runaway Jonah, and the Convenient Ship

August 10, 1890

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’s Resolve, or “Look Again”!

December 14, 1884

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 …


Labour in Vain

May 1, 1864

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 …


What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper?

September 14, 1862

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       …