As you read Psalm 61 it is evident David is Overwhelmed. We are living in a time when it is easy to get overwhelmed. Look at David’s situation and how he handles it. David began feeling at “the ends of the earth,” far from God. But as he thought about God and prayed to him, he drew closer to God. He grew in confidence until he ends actually expecting to be established in Jerusalem, his capital, for many days and many generations.
David’s God is our God.
Augustine wrote, They that are godly are oppressed and vexed in the church or congregation for this purpose: that when they are pressed, they should cry; and when they cry, that they should be heard; and when they are heard, that they should laud and praise God.
We find God’s love in these final verses through His Provision, then His instruction. Spurgeon said, “Let us hope that, during the rest of his (Jonah’s) life, he so lived as to rejoice in the sparing mercy of God.”
As Jonah concludes his prayer, the Word of God is clear to him, “Do you do well to be angry?” Boice remarks of Jonah’s anger, “He had obeyed God, doing what God wanted; but God had not done what Jonah wanted.” Is this the cause of your own anger?
Jonah preached God’s Word, Nineveh Repented of their sin, and God withheld His judgment. So it is with us. You can have a great awakening! Repent of your sin. Christian, just as Jonah’s task wasn’t easy…neither will yours be. But we must all share the gospel with those still in sin.
Chapter 3 begins with Jonah’s Great Commission being repeated to him. We learn more of the Love and Mercy of God here through:
• A New Begining.
• His Clear Instructions to Jonah.
• Jonah’s Full Obedience to God.
God knows your condition, still, He is calling you. Jonah is still not perfect but he responded well. Will you respond similarly today? Jonah is a story about the Love and Mercy of God. Please experience this today.