God reproved Eli for his criminal neglect of family discipline . Eli reproved his sons, but did not restrain them.
DESIRE OF AGES , p. 308
All who obey as He did are likewise declaring that the law is "holy, and just, and good." Romans 7:12. On the other hand, all who break God's commandments are sustaining Satan's claim that the law is unjust, and cannot be obeyed. Thus they second the deceptions of the great adversary, and cast dishonor upon God. They are the children of the wicked one, who was the first rebel against God's law. To admit them into heaven would again bring in the elements of discord and rebellion, and imperil the well-being of the universe. No man who willfully disregards one principle of the law shall enter the kingdom of heaven.
DISOBEDIENCE EQUALS DECEPTION
DISPLEASED: JONAH 4:1[EXCEEDINGLY]
JONAH’S REMEDY: SURRENDER & COMPLY
JONAH: OUT PICKETING
PROVOKE: NATURE’S WRATH
CASE IN POINT:
ADAM & EVE
… For I know that for my sake this great tempest [is] upon you .
JONAH’S CRIMINAL NEGLECT
WINDS: TOPPLING THE SHIP
SEA: SINKING THE SHIP
MARINERS: DROWNING AT SEA
CAPTAIN: PRAYER [FAST ASLEEP 1:6]
GENTILES: GET CLOSER TO GOD
LIVES OF THE NINEVITES WERE IN PERIL
THE MARINERS TOOK THEIR CHANCES.
PROBING:FINDING PROBABLE CAUSE
And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil [is] upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah .
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN…EVIL…?
WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
WHAT IS YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN?
WHAT RACE OR ETHNIC GROUP…?
PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS , p. 494, 495
THE FALL OF JERICHO
God's command had been disregarded by one of those appointed to execute His judgments. And the nation was held accountable for the guilt of the transgressor: "They have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also." Instruction was given to Joshua for the discovery and punishment of the criminal . The lot was to be employed for the detection of the guilty. Step by step the investigation went on. Closer and still closer came the fearful test. First the tribe , then the family , then the household , then the man was taken, and Achan the son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, was pointed out by the finger of God as the troubler of Israel.
JONAH’S BLASPHEMOUS TESTIMONY
And he said unto them, I [am] an Hebrew ; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry [land].
1 JOHN 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.
HE BECAME A PATHOLOGICAL PERJURER
JONAH: RESOLUTE NOT REMORSEFUL
JONAH 1:11, 12
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea ;
Gentiles: Try to reach land [JONAH 1:13]
Gentiles: Beseech JONAH’S God VS.14
Gentiles: ROMANS 1:20 [INVISIBLE POWER]
Wise men: East [Star] MATTHEW 2:1, 2]
SAME SCENARIO: TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOME
JESUS: BOAT [MIDDLE OF A TEMPEST ASLEEP]
JONAH: BOAT [MIDDLE OF A TEMPEST ASLEEP]
JONAH REMAIN ASLEEP
PERILOUS TIMES: DO YOU PONDER OR PLUNGE..?
JONAH 2:1, 2
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, [and] thou heardest my voice.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
SEA PIT: JONAH BLAMES GOD
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas ;…