In a frame
This morning I was doing my normal Bible reading and felt the need to share this with everyone. I was reading Jonah. Specifically chapter 4 caught my attention, along with my study notes. Not that this is new to anyone whom reads everyday like me. I just felt the great erg to post my notations and so I have. 🙂
This is what inspired me :
3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
4:2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4:4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
4:5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
4:6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
4:7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
4:9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
4:10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? (Holy Bible KJV)
I take notes for myself. Not that I ever need them, but I basically use this as a way to reflect. Also to see how I viewed the reading this time around on what God has brought into my understanding of him.
This is what I wrote down(Keep in mind, this is notes. I admit I do not have good grammar and punctuation anyway. :P).;
God said; I made it. I choose to do with it what I have done.So why are you upset by it? God is good and righteous, he sees the big picture, he has labored and made the big picture. What we see we know not but think we do. I don’t know the picture, but God does. So let him paint it.He knows my troubles. Live in faith.
End of note to myself.
God bless you who read this, and your family.
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