“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” If we were as concerned for our souls as Christ is there would be no statements of “almost you have persuaded me…” We would all be saved! Salvation requires change and if we want to change the world about us we must first be “willing” to change ourselves.
This prophet of God likes to learn lessons the hard way. He will be on a hillside bemoaning the fact that God relented in punishing Nineveh. He is angry with God and let’s God know just how upset he is. God uses this as an opportunity to teach Jonah a lesson about compassion
Who are you? If you begin with “I am a child of God” then your priorities are correct. If you start with anything else and “I am a child of God” is further down the list ask yourself why it isn’t at the top of your list. Recently Cindy and I heard a line in a movie that really hit me between the eyes “Your identity is who your heart is tied to.” I want to suggest to you tonight as we look at this Psalm, David’s heart is tied to God. He knows he is a child of the living God.