Out of the Belly of Sheol
Jonah Chapter 2
Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. 2 And he said:
“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
3 For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
7 “When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8 “Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.”
10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Meditate on what Jonah says, regarding his condition. The King James version says out of the belly of hell I cried. Read these scriptures several times today and think about what put Jonah in this position. It will beneficial to read chapter one again. Write three things god reveals to you in chapter 2. Use the comment tab and send me your response. Three things in all these scriptures should be a walk in the park. I need your thoughts so please respond.
Brother Big Daddy
12/5/2013 02:56:11 am
12/5/2013 03:41:40 am
this morning my verse of the day is from John 3:36, It says "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides in him." For some reason this is all I could think of when I read the blog this morning. It's not that I don't think Jonah wasn't a believer but he surely ran from God and caught His wrath!! I was also reminded of the bible study I did at Mrs. Susan's house, Secrets of the Vine. One part of the study talked about 3 different ways the Lord disciplines us: verbal, emotional and physical. I think Jonah went through all of these stages until in the end when he was in the belly of the whale he finally surrendered all and Jesus set him free. We all experience some level of God's discipline and if we just listen to Him in the first place we wouldn't end up in the belly of the whale!!
12/5/2013 03:57:26 am
1. No matter how bad you think your situation is - it could be worse, like being in the belly of a fish.
12/5/2013 04:59:22 am
No matter where you are you can call on the Lord and he hears
12/5/2013 07:27:41 am
We are all like Jonah at some point in our walk.We all run at some point like Jonah he went the opposite direction where god told him to go. After studing this chapter I see where I do that still. But the storm is brewing no matter how far u run.
12/5/2013 09:31:21 am
Jonah is at the bottom of the sea before he decides he needs God. How far down do we have to get before we realize we need God and when we run from God we have to realize not to bring others down with us. Jonah reached out to God in prayer and no matter how far we get from God he is right there when we need him and all we have to do is call upon his name and humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways and he will be there.
12/6/2013 11:53:58 am
I. Gods grace and sovereignty is never ending. You can't outrun it and you can't be too "bad" to receive it.
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