Jonah and Guidance

13 Apr

“But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish.” Jonah 1:3

“Jonah’s error teaches us with great clarity: Do not be guided by providences when you are refusing to be guided by God’s word… When we have a heart to rebel against God there will frequently be the providential means put before us to give us the oppertunity. But when we are on the run from God his providences are wise tests. They are never gracious excuses.”

Sinclair B. Ferguson, Man Overboard

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