Has a Mighty Tempest Beat Down on You?

The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh and cry out against it, then Jonah 1:3 begins like this, “But Jonah arose to flee…” In response to that, Jonah 1:4 says, “But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up” (Jonah 1:4).
The Lord gave a command.
Jonah fled from that command.
The Lord sent out a great wind against the prophet.
Jonah made himself contrary to the command of the Lord, so, the Lord made Himself contrary to the wishes of Jonah.
We often approach the Lord’s work with the attitude of a snobbish rich woman, picking what we want to do and turning our noses at what we do not like to do.
Ask yourself who the Master is. Is it you or the Lord?

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