Here’s lesson 6 in our rerun of the Jonah Bible study.
Sometimes when we read Bible stories, we tend to forget that these were real, flesh and blood people, just like us. They were living out all these events just like we live our own lives—in the moment—with no fore-knowledge of what was going to happen next.
The fact that Jonah was a prophet did not mean that he could see into the future about every event in his own life. So, it’s worth reminding ourselves here that when Jonah told the sailors to pick him up and throw him into the sea, everyone involved probably assumed he was going to die. They had no idea it was lunch time and Moby Dick was looking for an all you can eat buffet. All they knew was that it was a bad storm and they were out in the middle of the sea. Not a prime survival situation.
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