Learn from him. Jonah 1:10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? It’s a daily task that will grow a little easier the more you do it. He wanted them to be brought to justice. Do you fear the Lord? Jonah Read Jonah. And like Jonah what we fear even more is standing out from others. Why did Jonah run? Humility is a strange thing. Fear keeps us from joining that gym, going to that art class, hitting up that networking event. Listen to Jonah 1:9 – Jonah and the Fear of the Lord by Redeeming God for free. This lesson plan was prepared for older elementary Sunday School, but you modify it to use as a Children’s church lesson and simplified for younger students. Jonah was a real person, this is not some kind of Old Testament parable, this is history. The storm abated immediately after Jonah’s self-sacrificing act, and those mariners “began to fear Jehovah greatly” and made a sacrifice to him instead of to their false gods. The story of a fish swallowing a man and the man living sounds impossible, and since most liberal scholars deny the possibility of the supernatural, they reject the book of Jonah as anything but a fairy tale. Jonah was afraid of the people who lived in Nineveh. Your email address will not be published. Ver. 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, : 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. This is a summary on the Biblical account of the Jonah and the big fish. That was when he was on the sea (Jonah 2:6-7, 9). Using fear and demonstration of power, ‘God’ was able to gain the ‘faith’ of Jonah … But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. Posted on 22 November 2008 by Meghan — 2 Comments ↓ This morning the Lord took me to the book of Jonah. Jonah was in the giant fish three days. Jonah Runs. Jonah has a medium complexion with short, fair hair and medium coloured eyes. He was saved from certain death by the fish in 1:17. You can read more in-depth Bible verses from the Scripture below and use the articles and videos to understand the meaning behind this teachable event in the Bible.God called to Jonah one day and told him to go preach to Nineveh because the people were very wicked. By God’s providence they are taught to fear the LORD more than the fear the sea. Learn from him. ... God save Jonah from disobedience and a watery grave. By growing too high we can attract attacks from the crowd. And the men feared the Lord with a great fear - because, from the tranquility of the sea and the ceasing of the tempest, they saw that the prophet‘s words were true. This time Jonah obeyed God. Only after confession, is Jonah able to grow in faith. What Jonah needed to do; what you and I need to do, is to humble ourselves and surrender our wills to God. He walked through Nineveh proclaiming that in forty days the city would be destroyed. He is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, in which he is called upon by God to travel to Nineveh and warn its residents of impending divine wrath. Rather than obeying God Jonah refused. : Jonah 1.3: 3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Start today. Jonah hated this idea because Nineveh was one of Israel's greatest enemies and Jonah wanted nothing to do with preaching to them! http://media.blubrry.com/one_verse/p/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/314044865-redeeminggod-70-jonah-19-jonah-and-the-fear-of-the-lord.mp3, Matthew 10:28 (Luke 12:5) – A Theological Shibboleth, Upgrade your Membership to one of the paid groups, The initial response of Jonah to the questions of the sailors. But I don’t think that was the only, or maybe even primary reason. Despite knowing his mission from God, Jonah allowed prejudice and fear to control his actions. We will. He was most certainly afraid for his safety and his life. "When Jonah said this, he indeed feared God and repented of his sin. It was named after Jonah, a Biblical prophet who … He didn’t want them to repent. 2 Kings 5:17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? If he lost filial fear by … Listen to learn more. Fear prevents us from booking the ticket, submitting the manuscript, RSVP’ing ‘yes’ to the invitation. This video is unavailable. 17 Now the LORD had appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the fish.… There are many examples of Jonah and the whale journaling pages. Jonah 1:9 And he said unto them, I [am] an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry [land]. 1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil [] has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. In this video, we’ll investigate the psychology behind this fear and examine how we can overcome it. [He was afraid the people would be obedient to God and Jonah … Struck with great fear of the LORD, the men offered sacrifice and made vows to him. Jonah displayed that. Jonah 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord. Jonah seemed to have problems with the control of his anger (Jonah 4:1, 4, 9). Obadiah 1 Jonah 2 Jonah 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord 1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil[ a] has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh according to the Lord’s bidding. 4 This means that they have accepted Jonah’s confession of faith in Yahweh, the God of Heaven who created the sea and the dry land (1:9). Conquering his fear of public speaking, a wiser and more enlightened Jonah goes to Nineveh and fulfills his destiny. He was most certainly afraid for his safety and his life. God commanded the whale, and it vomited the reluctant prophet onto dry land. Jonah’s Disobedience and Flight. In rebellion and fear, Jonah instead sought to run away from God and boarded a boat heading for Tarshish. And it’s true. AMP Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. His education was still incomplete! Jonah or Jonas is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. Jonah, by using it, at once taught the sailors that there is One Lord of all, and why this evil had fallen on them, because they had himself with them, the renegade servant of God. Then he was saved from the fish and restored to dry land in 2:10. Jonah lived amongst his people and taught them to worship One God and to live lives of piety and righteousness and more than 100,000 people living in Nineveh lived in tranquillity...for a while. Jonah (Chapters 3 and 4) How many times does God ask Jonah to go to Nineveh? Afraid of God, the sailors finally tossed Jonah into the sea, and the water immediately grew calm. At the core of Jonah's trepidation, though, there is something even deeper at work: fear of triumph. God spoke to Jonah and told him to go witness to the folks down in Nineveh, a city that had become very corrupt. The C unit of 1:14 says that the Phoenician sailors actually feared Yahweh with a great fear. Jonah wanted the people of Nineveh to get what they deserved. He wanted them to be brought to justice. How do you explain such a huge change of attitude? As with all of us, Jonah must learn humility, and so is cast down into the sea and swallowed up by a whale. Don’t go through what Jonah went through. Just as God had something for Jonah to do, he has a plan for you and me. Follow Redeeming God to never miss another show. Jonah’s name means “dove”; and his commission, as recorded in the book of Jonah, was to convey a message from God to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh.The book of Jonah gives no indication of his prophetic activity in the land of Israel. Jonah is identified as a prophet and servant of God during the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel (2 Kings 14:24-25)—between 792 and 753 B.C. But Jonah rose up to flee, and he found a ship and went down into it from the presence of the Lord." Jh) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. Jonah 1:1-3 . sent out--literally, caused a wind to burst forth. Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Jonah was the prophet who served during the reign of Jeroboam II in the Eighth Century before Christ. Because of His disobedience, God sent a storm so great that it caused even seasoned sailors to be afraid, but Jonah was asleep, and unaware of the storm. He didn’t want them to repent. arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. Jonah answered, “I’m a Hebrew, and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” DARBY And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew, and I fear Jehovah, the God of the heavens, who hath made the sea and the dry [land]. The crew made a sacrifice to God, swearing vows to him. Humility is a strange thing. As always, be creative and teach for the children God has placed in your ministry. Later, when he was back on land, he wanted to die (Jonah 4:3). For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD. Pretend that you were with him. If you are visitors, we welcome you to what we HOPE will be your church home. Jonah is one of the most ridiculed books by liberal scholars. The storm stopped, and the sea became calm.16 When the men saw this, they began to fear and respect the Lord. How desperate is Jonah’s situation? 17 When Jonah fell into the sea, the Lordchose a very big fish to swallow Jonah. The Assyrians were enemies of the Israelites but it does not mention anywhere that Jonah was afraid. Instead, Jonah boards a ship to Tarshish. Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows. Jonah’s confession begins with the admission of fear which in turn leads to his attempt to escape his vocation as a prophet. 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: [] 2 Set out for the great city [] of Nineveh, and preach against it; for their wickedness has come before me. He wanted them to pay. Aye, well mightest thou fear the Lord God then! Jonah and the fear of the Lord. Only after confession, is Jonah able to grow in faith. In summary, the story claims that ‘God’ created thunderstorms to make Jonah realize his mistake and, once he regrets it, ‘God’ stops the thunderstorms and sends a ‘whale’ to save Jonah from drowning in the sea. (Nelson’s NKJV Study Bible). Jonah tends to dress in a dark sweatshirt and shorts, an exception to the rest of Koko's Squad as they with the exception of Koko Hekmatyar typically wear long pants. From the belly of the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD, his God. Part of it was probably fear. Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger that has been pivotal throughout evolution. Like Jonah, we fear if we pursue our greatest potential we will encounter a few hairy or gooey obstacles and trials. Jonah Runs. They informed Jonah of their fear when the sky had turned blood red and how they had gathered on the mountain to beg God’s forgiveness. The Jonah Complex is the fear of success which prevents self-actualization, or the realization of one’s potential. Chapter 1:1 says that he was the son of Amittai and he is mentioned in II Kings 14:23-27. I hope we will learn a lesson from the story of Jonah. Jonah was quite distraught at this turn of events and he despaired, even to the point of wanting to die. Jonah’s Disobedience and Flight. Don’t go through what Jonah went through. Part of it was probably fear. Some of these beliefs are popular superstitions, while others are actually better described as traditions, stories, folklore, tropes, myths, or legend. Why? Their nation was Assyria. But I can very well imagine that he didn’t want to go because he didn’t want his enemies to hear how to avoid God’s judgment, he … Jonah 3:1-5,10. 3 And Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from before the Lord, and he went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish, paid its hire, ... 9 And he said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord God of heaven, Who made the sea and the dry land." 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