Life's Biggest Problem?
Jonah is synonymous with storms, bad-luck or ill-judgement.
“Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.” (Jonah 1:12)
A raging Mediterranean wouldn't grow calm until he confronts his demons self-sacrificially. Jonah's obstinate self-indulgence had brought a tremendous storm to others as well. With now legendary success he provoked a deadly obstacle to any who sailed with him.
Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. (Jonah 1:15)
Finally an accurate self-assessment and correct self-sacrifice brought peace. For where there is sacrifice, order is restored.
SACRIFICE REMOVES PENALTY - this Jesus has done!
Self-sacrifice is the real answer to the storms that arrive from self-indulgence. This Jonah proves!
I wonder if life's biggest problem is not seeing the storms, but humbly laying hold of the indulgence or disobedience that requested them?
(This SoulSnack is sequential to Storms & Ripples)
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"A word with power is a word that comes out of silence." ~ Henri Nouwen.
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