Final thoughts before we leave Jonah son of Amittai…
Jonah wanted to serve God.
On Jonah’s terms.
Our relationship with Jesus Christ is portrayed in many ways in Scripture.
We are servant, disciple, ambassador, friend, brother, child, Bride.
Never—not once—contract employee.
A contract employee signs an agreement to do a specified job for a specified amount of pay. Employer and employee negotiate over duties and payment, and the employee is not expected to perform any tasks not detailed in the negotiations.
“Sorry,” he can say, “That’s not in my contract.”
The Lord of the Universe doesn’t work that way.
He’s not interested in negotiation—only surrender.
Utter, complete obedience and submission, whether you understand what he’s doing or not. Whether you like what he’s doing or not. It sounds harsh, and I wouldn’t recommend it with anyone else but the One who gave his only son, that if you trust him you shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
So once again, we find ourselves at the question: Do you trust him, Beloved?
Submit boldly today. Kneel tall, and surrender at the top of your lungs.
Happy Monday, Beloved.