The fear of the Lord – Results in Worship
Jonah was given an assignment from the Lord, an assignment he didn’t want to accept. In rebellion he ran away, jumped onto a ship and went in the opposite direction.
God has a way of bringing back even the most rebellious.
So God brought a great storm that frightened the experienced sailors. Jonah knew the only help would come from God.
And he said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”
Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them. Therefore they cried out to the Lord and said, “We pray, O Lord, please do not let us perish for this man’s life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You.” So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord and took vows.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO WORSHIP IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD.