• The Prophet to Assyria Devotional

    Jonah 1:1–2

    Despite God’s promise to Abraham that His descendants would bring blessing to the world (Gen. 12:1–3), the old covenant community, as a whole, tried to keep the Lord’s blessings for themselves and did not reach out to the nations. Christians, of course, are just as susceptible to this error of hiding our light under a bushel. May we not do this but be willing to pray, give, and do whatever is necessary to reach all nations with the gospel. View Resource

  • Jonah, Son of Amittai Devotional

    Jonah 1

    The story makes clear that the sailors onboard Jonah’s vessel are more concerned to obey God than Jonah was. A non-believer’s good deeds can never save his soul, but we should be ashamed anytime non-Christians are more concerned with living properly than we are. It is a scandal whenever we do not defend the poor or call for justice and righteousness by our words and deeds. Help serve a Christian organization that does these things in your community. View Resource

  • Running Away from God Devotional

    Jonah 1:3–16

    We might be tempted to look down on Jonah for fleeing to Tarshish. However, when we remember how many times we ignore God’s call, we realize that we are no better than the prophet. When Jesus commands us to do something, we need to heed His words immediately or to repent when we fail to do so. Are you putting off or ignoring the call of Christ? Repent of that today, and begin to fulfill what the Lord wants you to do. View Resource

  • Salvation is of the LORD Devotional

    Jonah 1:17–2:10

    We bring nothing to the Lord when we come to Him for salvation. Even our faith, the instrument of our justification, is a gift from Him (Eph. 2:8–10). This is a great truth that we must tell ourselves repeatedly, for otherwise we will certainly forget it. One way we can do this is to consciously look for evidence of God’s grace in the stories recorded in Scripture. God’s grace to Jonah in saving him with the fish reminds us that salvation is all of Him. View Resource