“But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” – ‭‭Jonah‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jonah heard from God and did not like the word of the Lord, so he chose to run away from God. It caused him to waste his TIME and MONEY. Be very careful when you want to do your own thing. You will end up wasting time and money on worthless things. More importantly, running from the presence of God will position you in grave danger because you will be outside of your place of security. Jonah did not like the word of God and paid the price in more ways than one.

Meditation: What is your response when God tells you something you do not like?

Do you ignore, run or obey?

Categories: Desk Notes


Victor · July 17, 2022 at 1:30 am

Years ago, I didn’t like the fact that I needed to forgive a person who did wrong by stealing from me. Took me about a year to do so. Pastor Hoffman was teaching me how critical it is to forgive.

Eventually picked up the cross in that area and forgave the man.

    Roscoe Hoffman · July 25, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Great point Victor! Forgiveness is a critical concept of our walk as believers!

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