ARE YOU RUNNING FOR GOD OR FROM GOD?
Jonah 1:1-3 (678)
A. Verse 3 tells us about a man running from God instead of a man running for God.
B. Let’s consider Jonah and his duty and then make application.
I. Jonah and his duty.
A. His duty was clear. Vv1-2
1. What constituted Jonah’ duty? Vv1-2
B. Jonah did not want to execute his duty.
1. Three possible reasons:
Prejudice; felt he was incapable; His heart wasn’t right with God.
C. After Jonah was disciplined by the Lord, he executed his duty. Jonah 1:4, 15-16; 2:
II. Application: The Christian life is a life of duty. Luke 17:10 (769). Several duties:
A. Love one another. John 13:34-35 (793). Excuses:
B. Evangelize. Matthew 28:18-20 (730); Ezekiel 33:7-9 (634)
C. Meet the needs of others. James 1:27 (892). Excuses:
III. Several truths regarding duty.
A. Duty is inescapable. Luke 17:10 (769). Command-duty:
B. Duty is non-transferable.
C. Duty is revealing. Whether self or God is in control.
A. Carrying out our duties brings glory to God. Matthew 5:16 (705)
B. Will be rewarded. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (851)