December 20: Jonah 2

Welcome to The Intentional Podcast. Setting aside time for prayer and Scripture meditation can change the posture of your day. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us as we turn our attention to what Jesus has for the day ahead.

OPENING PRAYER:  

Before you read the Scripture for today, limit the distractions around you and spend time in prayer. Spend time thanking God for the opportunity we have to spend with Him through the reading of His Word.

SCRIPTURE:

Jonah 2

HISTORICAL CONTEXT:

There is scholarly debate about whether the book of Jonah is Jewish folk-tale or a historical account. No matter the outcome of that debate, there is still a strong message of love and justice that we can glean from this book. Jonah 2 focuses on the prayer of Jonah in the belly of the fish. Pay attention to the progression of Jonah’s prayer as he finds himself in a low and scary point in his life. 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  • What phrases stood out to you?
  • What might God be saying to you through this passage, and how can you respond today?
  • What does this passage tell us about God? How does it look forward to Jesus’ coming?
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