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Jonah Teaches Fear Jonah 1:4-16
David Sharir’s Jonah (1971)
Jonah 1:4 But the L ORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up.
GOD REVEALS Jonah 1:6 So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”
Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them.
SINNERS RESPOND Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them.
SINNERS RESPOND Jonah 1:12 He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.”
Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Jonah
SINNERS RESPOND Jonah 1:8 Then they said to him, “Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” 9 And he said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the L ORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the L ORD, because he had told them.
SINNERS RESPOND Deuteronomy 6:1 “Now this is the commandment— the statutes and the rules—that the L ORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2 that you may fear the L ORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.”
SINNERS RESPOND Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The L ORD our God, the L ORD is one. 5 You shall love the L ORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
SINNERS RESPOND Deuteronomy 6:13 It is the L ORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. 14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you— 15 for the L ORD your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the L ORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
SINNERS RESPOND “Fear in the biblical sense includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by someone, worshipping someone, putting your trust in someone, or needing someone. The fear of man can be summarized this way: We replace God with people. Instead of a biblically guided fear of the Lord, we fear others.... When we are in our teens, it is called ‘peer pressure.’ “When we are older, it is called ‘people-pleasing.’ Recently, it has been called ‘codependency.’” Ed Welch
Jonah 1:14 Therefore they called out to the L ORD, “O L ORD, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O L ORD, have done as it pleased you.”
GRACE REMAINS Jonah 1:16 Then the men feared the L ORD exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the L ORD and made vows.
Dennis McGeary’s Jonah
GRACE REMAINS “Jesus is really God’s ‘great wind,’ his ‘mighty tempest’ in response to human running and rebellion. Jesus is the storm!” Tullian Tchividjian
GRACE REMAINS Proverbs 1:7a The fear of the L ORD is the beginning of knowledge…