God’s word was supposed to profit Jonah, but his lack of understanding attracted challenges to him. Faith is the only way to prove that you understand the word of God. Jonah was supposed to go to Nineveh, but he decided to go to Tarshish because he lacked understanding of what God said. He tried to judge God’s word based on his personal feelings and opinion about the people in Nineveh. And for that one reason, a word that was supposed to make him a dignified prophet landed him in the belly of a fish.
Many believers are like Jonah; they suffer certain challenges only because they lack understanding of God’s word. They have the word in them, but their wrong application of it is what is causing them troubles. If God says you should forgive your brother who hurt you, then forgive him, your feelings notwithstanding. You can’t be a part believer; you can’t believe part of the word of God and neglect the parts that affects your feelings. If you can’t go to Nineveh, then instead of going to Tarshish, don’t leave your house at all. It’s better to believe none than to believe part; because while one part may be stable in your heart, the other part will fight you till it gains stability. And trust me, you can’t fight against the word.
That’s how far we’d go on today’s Timely Note. But take these last words; THE BIBLE SAYS GOD’S WORD CANNOT RETURN TO HIM VOID; IT MUST PERFORM THAT WHICH IS SPOKEN. IF THAT’S THE CASE, WHY WON’T YOU JUST SUBMIT TO WHAT IT SAYS, INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT? Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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