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I started this blog when I was following the Life Journal Bible reading plan on YouVersion. (I've since completed that plan.) At that time, YouVersion didn't provide any way for people to respond to my notes, other than to "like" them. So this blog is here to remedy that problem. You may comment on my notes here in the comment section.
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Second chance


S: Jonah 3:7-10 Then the king and his nobles sent this decree throughout the city: “No one, not even the animals from your herds and flocks, may eat or drink anything at all. People and animals alike must wear garments of mourning, and everyone must pray earnestly to God. They must turn from their evil ways and stop all their violence. Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will change his mind and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us.” When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.

O: When God gave Jonah the prophecy, "In forty days, Nineveh shall be destroyed," He didn't say "unless they repent." However, it was obvious to Jonah that this was an implied clause -- which is why Jonah got on a ship headed the opposite direction! Jonah hated the Ninevites and didn't want them to have the chance to realise that they were wrong and in need of repentance.

A: God is a God of second chances. If you have messed up, repent and turn back to Him! "The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent." 2 Peter 3:9

P: Father, thank You for Your great salvation! May I keep short accounts with you and quickly repent when I do wrong. In Jesus' name, amen.

Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)

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