I’ve come to find at length, that there are multitudes of Jonah’s in the land of the living today, occupying the pews and the pulpits of many a church building. There in bodily presence at least, but as pertaining to their true spiritual condition, they’re on the run from God! God has His finger on a matter in their lives that they are simply not willing to deal with. Since God is a Father of love, He delights in the discipline of His children, but as children, we don’t take too kindly to being disciplined.
This sermon is an exhortation and encouragement to believers, to endure in trial under the loving discipline of their heavenly Father. If we are sons and daughters of the Most-High, then we will not be without His chastening hand of God in our lives. The Word goes forth, “My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth” (Heb. 12:5-6). Will we be in subjection to that Father of spirits that we might live?