Weekly Devotional

"Be transformed by the renewal of your mind"

Genuine Obedience

2017-07-23 by Sandor Kotzeff

"Is it right for you to be angry?" (v.4)

Jonah 4:1-4

     When God issues His instruction to us, it can often be a tough pill to swallow. Although we pray "Your will be done" His will can and will intersect with our own expectations and attitudes. For Jonah, the discrepancy lies between his and God's sense of justice.

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Relentless Compassion

2017-07-16 by Sandor Kotzeff

The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. (v.5)

Jonah 3: 1-10

Have you ever thought to pray for the entire world to see Christ? The spectacular thought of all our neighbors, friends and coworkers being saved from death may feel out of reach but should still be a hope and prayer from all of us to the world. Perhaps if a government were in place that knew the truth of salvation through Jesus, the masses could be brought to salvation through a social movement? The idea of government office applying a Christian worldview to society is certainly a wonderful thought, but Jesus has a much different and effective plan in place to win souls to himself.

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Relentless Dedication

2017-07-09 by Sandor Kotzeff

"I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’” (v.9)

Jonah 21-10:

     As Christians, we believe in a faithful and forgiving God.  Jonah was allowed to bring himself very low, both physically and spiritually  before God chose to deliver him from the dire circumstance he found himself in. To Jonah, being swallowed by a fish likely felt more like an added punishment before dying rather than a blessing of mercy from the Lord. But after 3 days and nights, Jonah recognised that his captivity within the sea creature was in fact God's way of saving his life and finally, he praised God for his mercy, acknowledging God's sovereignty over his life and what is to be done with it.

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