Jonah 1:9 “And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.”
Jonah 1:10 “Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.”
David also sinned and a prophet was sent to tell him his offence and immediately afterwards, he admitted his sin and began to seek the face of God. He laid on the ground right in the presence of the whole Israel. He refused to stand up even when his elders tried to console him.
Remember, those were the same elders King Saul was trying to impress! Friend, don’t be cocky. Most times it is the people that love you that tells you the blunt truth. When you decide not to listen they let you be and most times such people self-destruct.
Friend, it takes a lot of humility to own-up to one’s error and mistakes. Anyone who has developed this mind-set is one who has a teachable spirit which God can easily work with. Even though Jonah’s stubbornness brought the tempest upon them, he didn’t deny it.
Beloved, Jonah could have easily followed God’s plan and instructions but it took a destructive scenario to put him right and made him own-up, which shouldn’t be.
God loved David and one major reason was the type of humble heart he carried. God never needed to keep hammering on a fault before he adjusted his ways quickly.
Psalms 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:”
Psalms 139:24 “And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
David even invited God to fish out any error found in him, what a man! A contrite and broken heart is one that God can work with. If you are too rigid when your errors are pointed out, you are operating with an unbroken spirit.
Beloved, in what area has God been trying to correct you? It’s high time you own up and let God do his perfect work in you.
Love you BiG
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