In Jonah 2:4, Jonah states that he prayed to worship God in His holy temple. In this way, Jonah seems to take credit for his deliverance from drowning.
And though he has no interest in obeying God by going to Nineveh, Jonah is happy about the prospect of worshiping God in the temple. But which do you think God would prefer?
The Text of Jonah 2:4
Then I said, “I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.
In this discussion of Jonah 2:4 we look at:
- Why Jonah blames God for what happened to him
- Why Jonah takes credit for being delivered from drowning
- What God actually wanted from Jonah
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Barry Brindisi says
This is my first time visiting your blog site. I honestly thought that I’d be reading an article based on the Scripture. I am liking the idea of a blog based podcast. 🙂 From my reading of that passage, Jonah is clearly suffering depression. I’m alluding to the word picture.
Jonah did indeed see himself, as superior to the Ninevah. He did agree to go; however, it was not because he wanted to see what finally happened. Truly, Jonah is the picture of the reluctant prophet.