Bible Study Lesson – May 20, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 15: A Prophet And A Plant (Jonah 4:5-8)
- Throughout Jonah 4:5-8, God displays His ability to control nature. Just as He “appointed” a great fish in 1:17, God appoints a plant, a worm, and a scorching wind. How did Jonah react to the plant? Compare that to his reaction to the scorching wind after the worm had destroyed the plan. Compare Job’s responses to his much greater loss in Job 1:21 and 2:10.
- Think of times in your life when God has provided for you. How did you respond?
Lesson 16: Misplaced Priorities (Jonah 4:1-49-11)
- What point do you think God is making by comparing Jonah’s concern for the plant with His own concern for Nineveh? Is Jonah’s concern for the plant altruistic or selfish?
- Make a list of the things you feel are important throughout your day. Do your daily concerns focus on the well-being of others or yourself? How many of your priorities would also be priorities for God?
- God makes it clear to Jonah that the “great city” of Nineveh is His priority. Read Deuteronomy 10:12, Micah 6:8, Matthew 6:26-33, Mark 12:28-34, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 and 2 Peter 3:9. What do these passages reveal about what matters to God?
- How can you make sure that you are seeking what is important to God?
How can you make sure that you are seeking what is important to God? Review your priorities and make sure that God is the priority.
May 27, 2020 – Jonah Recap