Posts tagged Jonah
Heart Alignment

We can align our hearts with all sorts of things, but the only true, beneficial alignment is alignment with the heart of God. 

God invites Jonah into heart alignment in three ways: God’s name, nature, and nurture.

Three characteristics of God that draw us into proper heart alignment are His patience, His compassion, and His generosity.

The Pursuit of God's Grace

God cannot be manipulated. He graciously acts operates in spite of us and all of our brokenness.

We see in Jonah that God’s grace pursues us in spite of our words, in spite of the worst of who we are, and in spite of our works.

We should be filled with faith because of these realities.

Repentance & Redemption

Jonah is a foreshadowing of how we will be rescued from the consequences of our sin. God has revealed in Jesus the better Jonah - that He is more precious than our sinful desire and more powerful than the consequence of the willful, sinful rebellion of his people in the past, present, and future.