Posts with the category “jonah”
Do I Care?
by Tim Canosa on November 3rd, 2023
But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to...
by Tim Canosa on October 30th, 2023
6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:“By the decree of the king and his nobles:Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. L...
True To Your Word
by Tim Canosa on October 27th, 2023
7 “When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord,and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you.What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”Jonah 2:7-9One of the hallmarks of previous generations was a dee...
A Whale of a Tale
by Tim Canosa on October 23rd, 2023
17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.Jonah 1:17It was only 2021 when a scuba diving lobster fisherman in Cape Cod (USA) was accidentally sucked into the mouth of a humpback whale. For 30-40 seconds. He went to hospital with significant tissue damage but no broken bones.Why only 30-40 seconds? Well, humpback whales...
Flight, Fears & Feelings
by Tim Canosa on October 20th, 2023
3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.Jonah 1:3Have you ever tried to ‘flee from God’? No, probably not physically - although maybe you tried.But maybe think of it this way. Have you felt/thought God was telling you to do someth...
by Tim Canosa on October 16th, 2023
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”Jonah 1:1-2Wicked is such a strong word isn’t it. No wonder we have tried to mutate it into a word that means something entirely different.But when you dig into it - it’s easy to get onboard with calling Nineveh a wicked city. The non-Biblical s...
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