Jonah is first introduced to us in 2 Kings 14:25. What can we learn about him from this verse? He is called a “servant of God.” What then, can we speculate about his mindset?
Why did Jonah find the Ninevah assignment so difficult? (We find out more in Chapter 4). Have you ever had an assignment from God that was a complete interruption to your life, put you out of your comfort zone, or placed you in a distasteful position? What did you do?
What does it mean to “turn from the presence of the Lord?” Compare Psalm 139:1-12. Has there been a time in your life when you experienced this? (Both positive and negative).
Jonah shows us that sin is running from God and grace is God pursuing and intercepting bad behavior that leads to destruction. Have you seen this in your life? How did Jonah’s pride push against grace? How does yours?