JONAH 3






Jonah:
God’s Relentless Pursuit of People
Jonah 2:10
So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Jonah 3:1
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,
Jonah 3:2
“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.”
1Samuel 15:22
So Samuel said:

“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
1Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,
He also has rejected you from being king.”
1Samuel 15:24
Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.
1Samuel 15:25
“Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD.”
1Samuel 15:26
But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel.”
Jonah 3:3(A)
So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD…
2Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.
2Corinthians 5:18
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
2Corinthians 5:19
that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Romans 4:8
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”
Romans 5:13
For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Jonah 3:3(B)
… Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.
Genesis 10:8
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.
Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”
Genesis 10:10
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Genesis 10:11(a)
From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh…
Jonah 3:4
And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”
Jonah 3:5
So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.
Jonah 3:6
Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.
Jonah 3:7
And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water.
Jonah 3:8
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.
Jonah 3:9
Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?
Jonah 3:10
Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
Philippians 2:6
who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
Philippians 2:7
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

Jonah:
God’s Relentless Pursuit of People

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JONAH 3

Jonah:

God’s Relentless Pursuit of People

Jonah 2:10

So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

Jonah 3:1

Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,

Jonah 3:2

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.”

1Samuel 15:22

So Samuel said:

“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,

As in obeying the voice of the LORD?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,

And to heed than the fat of rams.

1Samuel 15:23

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,

And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,

He also has rejected you from being king.”

1Samuel 15:24

Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

1Samuel 15:25

“Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD.”

1Samuel 15:26

But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel.”

Jonah 3:3(A)

So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD…

2Timothy 4:11

Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.

2Corinthians 5:18

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

2Corinthians 5:19

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Romans 4:8

Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”

Romans 5:13

For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Romans 6:14

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

Jonah 3:3(B)

… Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.

Genesis 10:8

Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.

Genesis 10:9

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”

Genesis 10:10

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 10:11(a)

From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh…

Jonah 3:4

And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”

Jonah 3:5

So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.

Jonah 3:6

Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.

Jonah 3:7

And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water.

Jonah 3:8

But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.

Jonah 3:9

Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?

Jonah 3:10

Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

Philippians 2:6

who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

Philippians 2:7

but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

Jonah:

God’s Relentless Pursuit of People