Happy Friday, friends! So sorry for the delay in posting this. I'm so excited that you're joining me for another Bible study series. This time we will be studying the small, but powerful book of Jonah...
I know you've heard the story.
The story of the disobedient prophet of God and the big fish that swallowed him to teach him a lesson about obedience.
You've heard the story growing up in Sunday School and maybe even heard songs written about this Jonah fellow. And come on, who hasn't seen the Veggie Tales Jonah?
But somewhere in all of this, I think we can make the mistake that the book of Jonah is just that: a story about a prophet who ran away from God and learned a big lesson.
However, if this is your assumption, you would be wrong.
I remember my own journey when I embarked on studying the book of Jonah for the first time. I studied this book like never before and what I learned was pretty magnificent.
But since you're just starting your journey with me, I won't spoil all the details for you just yet. ;) You'll have to tag along for the ride as we study this book of the Bible in more detail over the next four weeks.
This week, I just wanted to give you a brief overview of the book and the history surrounding it. Next week we'll dive into chapter one. Ready?
Author of this book: Jonah
What I think is the key verse: Jonah 4:2
This story's Main Character: God
You may be surprised that I didn't list Jonah as the main character of his own story. Don't worry, you'll understand more in the weeks to come.
Jonah is the story of disobedience, redemption, and God's mercy. It's the story of a people repentant for their sins and the God who mercifully relented from the disaster He called upon them.
I can't wait to study more with you next week. <3
"The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works."