WHEN GOD REJOICES IN REPENTANCE
•Jonah’s residence for the next 3 D/N was not a resort but the belly of the fish!
•The uncommonness of this miraculous catch by the creator God had an uncommon goal
• Jonah… return!
•He visualizes his predicament and knows there is no way out, except YHWH
•He had turned his face away in running to Tarshish now he turns his face towards the Holy Temple
The Spitting Out
•Jonah did not have anything to sacrifice for his sin…but vows to offer a sacrifice of praise
•While the cause of the fish to spit Jonah out may have been indigestion, Jonah had digested the LORD!....God rejoices!
GOD’s PURSUIT IS EVER ON
•The prayers of Jesus received rejection which our prayers merited so that our prayers may receive the merit that his prayers deserved (T K)
•Salvation in Christ comes through a Prodigal Godhead (Lk 15; Rom 5:8)