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Read Part 1: Jonah Inside The Word: Hearing The Word Of God 

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it” (Jonah 1:2)

Many Christians are frantically searching for the will of God for their lives, when frankly, it is very simple:  “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).  The will of God is expressly made known in the pages of Scripture.  If you desire to know the will of God, don’t look for a mystical sign, read the Word of God.  Paul wrote to the Romans, “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2).

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The Book of Jonah is not a story about a whale.  It is not a narrative about running from God.  To be sure, Jonah ran and God prepared a great fish as an instrument of discipline for Jonah, but the focus of the book is God’s redemptive love for sinners.  G. Campbell Morgan, pastor of Westminster Chapel in London said,

“Men have been looking so long at the great fish they have failed to see the great God.”

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