16 October 2022

3 – Medicine for those Sickened by Mercy

Passage: Jonah 2
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Jonah is sick with anger that God intends to be merciful to Nineveh. Now comes time for the medicine. What we call spiritual health is really sickness compared to the health God wants for us. There are so many hidden sinful motivations and attitudes that corrupt and sicken our lives. If we are happy to live with this sickness God may act to cure us with dramatic measures to get our attention. We look at Jonah's prayer in the belly of the big fish and see how the medicine seems to have had a good effect. We try to apply this to our own lives and come under the examination of the Great Physician.