The Rulers and Prophets of Jonah's Time
What Jesus Said
Served as a prophets to Israel and Assyria from 793-753 B.C.
1. JONAH FORSAKES HIS MISSION (1:1-2:10)
2. JONAH FULFILLS HIS MISSION (3:1-4:11)
Jonah was a reluctant prophet given a mission he found distasteful. He chose to run away from God rather than obey him. Like Jonah, we have to do things in life that we don't want to do. Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to turn and run. But it is better to obey God than to defy him or run away. Often, in spite of our defiance, God in his mercy will give us another chance to serve him when we return to him.