Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jonah: The Sermon and the Land

The Whale (1998), by Jack Baumgartner,

Jonah: The Sermon and the Land

“Heed my call and preach my Word,”
The Lord declared and Jonah conceded the call
He journeyed to Nineveh for the sake of them all

“Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”

The one true God of Israel will be known.
The Ninevites believed God, repented and fasted
Jonah knew their rebellion would not have lasted

The king of Nineveh tore his robe and repented
He proclaimed a fast and they all turned to God
And for their obedience God spared His rod

© January 7, 2014, Robbie Pruitt

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.”  –Jonah 3:1-5, NIV

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