Jonah 2: God rescues the rebellious

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Jonah shows us 3 phases of rebellion

The hissy fit
The sleeper
The hopeless

YHWH is now Jonah’s God

Jonah 2:1–2 (ESV)
Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,
“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
and you heard my voice.

Jonah was sinking from God’s presence

Jonah 2:3–4 (ESV)
For you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’

Jonah sinks to the place of no rescue

Jonah 2:5–6 (ESV)
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.

The Lord is our only hope

Jonah 2:7 (ESV)
When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.

And our response is repentance

Jonah 2:8–9 (ESV)
Those who pay regard to vain idols
forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

And now Jonah is back on mission

Jonah 2:10 (ESV)
And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

Are you in rebellion?

You have to know you never sink from rebellion

All you have to do is cry out to the Lord

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