Jonah is book most of us often forget about. Even those of us raised in the church don’t often find ourselves doing our daily time of study in the book. Beyond flannel graphs, the book doesn’t often jump out as us as theologically rich or bursting with meaning.
But it is. The book of Jonah is not just a story, but our story. The narrative that we will look at in the coming days depicts a man who walks with God, but does so fitfully. We will watch Jonah disobey God in rebellion and selfishness, and we will watch him obey God in rebellion and selfishness (in fact, we’re likely to find that obedient Jonah is much worse than disobedient Jonah). His character is flawed, his will is weak, but His God is faithful.
Here’s what you have to look forward to in the Jonah study (our study starts January 8):
Hebrew grammar: The book of Jonah has some unique vocab in the original language. If you’ve ever wanted a little Hebrew tutorial, this study is for you! Exegesis tools: Since we’re studying an entire book of the Bible over the next several weeks, our study will start with some instruction on how to do a book overview study. We’ll look at the cultural setting, original author and audience, and literary structure and genre. New (& FREE) Printables: I’m giving you an exclusive head-start with a new product coming to the store in 2018. Digital subscribers get a printable version, completely free.