Second Chances

06 Mar


Have you ever found yourself asking for a second chance to make things right?  Image if God did not give us a second chance.  Image if God did not put in the heart of our friends,families, jobs etc. to give us a second chance. I know my life would not be the same.

Thank you Lord for giving me a second chance to get it right and get on purpose. To God be the glory.

God gave Jonah a second chance to get it right.  Jonah was not obedient to God and went to Tarshish instead of Nineveh.

Jonah 1: 1-3 King James Version (KJV) 1 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

Due to his sin the men on the boat could have perished because of the sea was raging. After casting lots to determine who was the one who caused this situation, they threw Jonah out of the boat.

Jonah 1:15-17 (KJV) 15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.  16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows. 17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 2:10 (KJV) 10 And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

This was Jonah’s second chance. God spared his life by having a fish ready to swallow him up and not eat him. He was in the belly of the fish.  Jonah went off to do the work of the Lord and the people of Nineveh repented. Due to Jonah’s obedience, the people of Nineveh received a second chance too.  In both cases, God showed mercy and love.


Be Blessed!

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Posted by on March 6, 2014 in Inspiration, Praise


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