Say what? Christians can learn about prayer from Jonah? Jonah!? The guy who ran away from God? Yeah, that Jonah. The Old Testament guy. And yes, even we Christians here in the 21st century can/should learn something from him.
What’s important to you? Do we even take time to think about that question? Or are we just so focused on “now” that we don’t even know what’s important?
Maybe I should say, what’s important in your future? You know, beyond the next few minutes? Even better, your distant future? Where do you hope to be at the end of your life?
In other words, what’s your life goal? What’s important for you to be able to achieve your life goal? Do I dare even ask if you’ve thought about the next life? What happens after this one?
Would you leave 99 to save one? 99 what and one what? 99 people and one person. In a time when we always hear about the greater good, would you do that? When we’re so willing to sacrifice a few to save many, can this 99 for 1 kind of thinking be justified?
What do Christians need to learn about love from Jonah? Seriously? Jonah is so, well, Old Testament. What can we learn from him? And love? Jonah is an example of love? But yes, I do believe there’s a lot we can and should learn about love, God’s love, from Jonah’s experience.
What’s the meaning of life? Or is life meaningless? Those are questions that lots of people ask at various stages of our life. It’s maybe most important though as we get older. We wonder, was it all worthwhile. Or maybe even feel like our life wasn’t worthwhile. Could we have done things differently? Better? And maybe we wonder, what comes next?
What else does God want from us? Since it says what else, obviously this isn’t the only thing God wants from us. Further, since this is part two, this is, possibly, the second thing God wants from us. Something that comes after we love God. Any ideas about what it is?
How evil will we become before Jesus returns? The Bible says our thoughts are only evil all the time. And it sounds bad. And yet, it’s generic. But when we get right down to the kinds of evil we perpetrate and even pass laws to allow them to continue, I can’t help but wonder. Just how evil do we have to get before Jesus returns to earth. Not as our means of salvation. Instead, quite the opposite. As our final judge and conqueror.
Who cries for you? Have you ever thought wondered? Maybe you don’t want to even think about it, because you think no one cries for me. But is that really true?
Are The Gates of Hell Locked From The Inside? The first time I wrote about this, I said yes. The second time, I updated it to say yes, but I thought some Christians can’t relate to the concept of not wanting to be with God. This time, many years later, I’m not sure some (many?) Christians even know what it means to be with God.
He cut us into pieces. Let’s return to his love. Say what? He has torn us to pieces and injured us? And we should return to him? To his love? Huh?