Last week, in our Precept couples study, our discussion was so GREAT!
We were digging into the first book of Jonah, and althought I had done my homework, to a degree that I thought was very thorough, I was amazed by all that I had missed.
Yes, I had marked the key words. Yes, I had made the lists...
But, OH MY GOODNESS!
When the men in our group started talking about how they had used the 5Ws and an H to interrogate the Scripture, and then shared what they had seen...I was blown away by all that I had missed!
I love how God crafted men and women differently, and that his perfect design goes all the way to how we think, how we see things.
I've never been in a co-ed Precept class before, and I have to say, I love this one!
Of all the times that I had studied Jonah, I never before saw that the sailors on that boat headed for Tarshish, ended up making a sacrifice and pledging a vow to Jehova Elohim.
Yet, that's exactly what they did!
They had cried out to their own gods, which did nothing for them.
Then Jonah finally identified himself as a Hebrew, and said that he feared Jehova Elohim. So, then the sailors sought Jonah's wisdom on how to make the sea calm again.
Finally, they did as Jonah told them to do..and the Word says they, "Called on the LORD" and prayed to Him.
Amazing, isn't it?!
Even in the midst of one of God's own walking in total disobedience to Him, God was still glorified in the lives of some men who were lost in idol worship.
God showed Himself Supreme, and as a result, these men worshipped Him.
The other thing that was of huge note, was to see that Jonah went DIRECTLY OPPOSITE of where God called him to go.
You can see it on a map.
Gotta go. Doorbell.