Do not forsake your own mercy

Jonah Bible Background

Old Testament: Jon 2.8

To read the Bible in a year, read Jonah on December 18, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

Jonah finally prayed to the Lord after three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish that the Lord had prepared to swallow the prophet. What would he say during that experience? Here is part of what he said:

“Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.”

– Jonah 2.8

From the beginning, Jonah never stopped believing in the one true and living God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, who made the sea and the dry land. Therefore, he came to his senses and started remembering the Lord, and the prophet confessed that those who regard idols, which are worthless, forsake their own mercy, and he said that because the only source of mercy for your soul is the Lord.


  • What would you say to the Lord from the belly of a fish prepared to swallow you?
  • Have you turned to Jonah’s Lord to find mercy in time of trouble?

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