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v.3 1. We apply our energy and creativity to get away from God rather than to God.
(…went down to Joppa, and he found a ship going to Tarshish;)
v.3 2. We use up personal resources.
(So he paid the fare,)
Money, time, energy, peace, strength.
v.4 3. We bring trouble and error to our journey.
(But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, …)
v.9 5. We are unable to deny God.
(…I am a Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, …)
v.17 5. We become overwhelmed with the magnitude of our unmanageable
(Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.)
ch. 2: 6. We cry out to God in our self brought trial of despair.
2 (And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord and He heard
Ch. 3: 7. We learn we cannot escape God, nor outrun His call.
1 ( the word of the Lord come unto Jonah the second time saying.)