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Pamphlet 1601 Jonah kc 1-2

 "What to do, what to do!"

Jonah 1:1
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
When your Father, He who is True and Trustworthy (Amittai), speaks to His servants through His Word, He intends for them to be "doers" of that word and perform the work which He has commissioned them to do. (Just think what an honor it is to receive a "commission" from Almighty God and to be in His service.) Furthermore, if you are one of His elect, one of those who was chosen before the foundation of this world (Eph. 1:4) and "predestinated" to conform to His will, His plan, i.e. to do the job He has in store for you, then He will override "your will" if necessary and do what it takes (like bring a storm upon your little ship) to see to it that you carry out His instructions. Paul speaks of those who were chosen in the first earth age, in the "world that then was (2 Pet. 3:6)" before it perished in Gen. 1:2, i.e. before the foundation of this world age, and predestined "according to the good pleasure of His will".
Ephes. 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

[5] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Here are Jonah's instructions from the Word of the Lord:
Jonah 1:2
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
Hmmm! "What to do, what to do!" Jonah will now begin to spin his intellect with his emotions and consider the impact of God's command on His people and how he might be able to help his people and be a champion. "What to do, what to do!"

In study #1602 we will see the decision this great servant of God makes.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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