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“Charles Spurgeon said, ‘Faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. He who obeys God, trusts God; and he who trusts God, obeys God.’” (Page 437)
“And for good reason. The miracle of Jonah’s rescue was not just to save the prophet before he drowned but to save Nineveh from drowning in sin. God’s miracles in our lives are for a greater purpose than our personal comfort or even survival, but so that we can get on with His agenda of serving Him and pressing on with evangelism and mission.” (Page 430)
“Jonah thought he was finished with God, but God was not finished with the defecting prophet.” (Page 424)
“The third and final theme of Obadiah is that judgment and punishment is God’s prerogative.” (Page 382)
“Jonah was the prophet of the pocket veto. He was a strong-willed man who was now engaged in a power struggle with God. His pocket veto was not in his cloak but in his heart. Jonah was a faithful prophet as long as God wanted what Jonah wanted. But when God’s marching orders went contrary to Jonah, he would not do what he was told.” (Page 420)