Jonah 4:1-2 “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil”.
There are times when we are placed in a pretty unique position from our perspective when asked to do something by God. You might be thinking that God never asked you to do anything: but to the contrary, He has asked us to do things over and over throughout scriptures which are still standing today.
However, I am referring more specifically to those who are in relationship with God and can identify and recognize His voice when He speaks. At times, our hearts get hardened to the point where if it is someone we know who isn’t living a good life, we tend to judge the person instead of act on what God is telling you to do.
Were you aware that it only takes a split second for a person entrenched in sin to turn and repent with God? The renewing of the mind and getting rid of the dross takes a lifetime, but that person who we are thinking might be covered in sin, might have received a deep conviction and turned from what was a barrier in their lives.
Are you of the mind like that person named Jonah; who because of what He knew of these goodly folks; resisted the direction and the evangelizing of them?
Some of us like to believe that Jesus died only for us; we believe that we only know how to do the Christianity walk; we suppose if it isn’t done how we want it or practice it, then it isn’t right.
Heavenly Father, you created a vast majority of nations, people and tongues; everyone having a variation of changes in language and interpretation, but you are the only God. Father your Son shed His blood for the appropriation of our sins, yet we are all too self righteous in our behavior.
Father teach us a more perfect way; a way complete especially when we need to be in spirit to serve and please you. Father, teach us to please you as we cannot do it in this flesh or intellect; allow us the privilege to please you Heavenly Father.
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