As we have studied through Jonah’s prayer in Jonah 2, I have been fairly critical of Jonah and what he says. I have said that his prayer, while full of Scripture and pious language, is actually a big sham. He praises himself, condemns the sailors, and reveals a lot of self-righteousness and pride.
Now that was my take on the prayer. And honestly, I hate being critical of someone else’s prayer. My prayer life isn’t great, and I imagine that most of my prayers are quite selfish as well.
So why did I feel it was okay to be critical of Jonah’s prayer? Well, because it is in Scripture, and Scripture is given to teach us something, I believe that Jonah’s prayer is given to teach us how not to pray.
I believe this because of what we read in Jonah 2:10, where see God’s response to Jonah’s prayer. It doesn’t really matter what I think of Jonah’s prayer, or what you think. What matter’s is what God thinks. Right?
Well, that is what we see today in Jonah 2:10. This verse contains God’s response to Jonah’s prayer, which is what we are studying in this episode of the One Verse Podcast.
The Text of Jonah 2:10
So the Lord spoke to the fish and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
In this discussion of Jonah 2:10 we look at:
- The last verse in Jonah 2 provides God’s response to Jonah’s prayer
- Why Jonah 2:10 is the punchline to the joke of Jonah’s prayer
- How we can learn how to pray by looking at Jonah’s prayer
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