Summary: Why God grants 2nd opportunities to wayward servants.
THE SECOND TIME AROUND—Part II—Jonah 3:1-10
Jonah was given a second chance to bring about God’s desire in Nineveh.
God can use rescued servants to achieve His will among mankind.
What can be achieved thru a second chance?
5 reasons God grants extensions to wayward servants are...
1. Consignment’s Sake
2. Commission’s Sake
3. Awareness Sake
4. Acceptance’s Sake
5. Ease’s Sake
6—Extensions are granted to wayward servant’s for
:6—“When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth, & sat on the ashes.
:7—“And he issued a proclamation & it said, “In Nineveh by the decree of the king & his nobles:...”
Rom. 13:1-4—“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, & those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; & they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, & you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.”
Ezek. 22:29-31—“The people of the land have practiced oppression & committed robbery, & they have wronged the poor & needy & have oppressed the sojourner without justice. “And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall & stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. “Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.”
1Tim. 2:1-4—“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties & prayers, petitions & thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings & all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil & quiet life in all godliness & dignity. This is good & acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved & to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
My salvation/Head of house/Influence on others—children-WifeNeighbors/AUTHORITY
Your 2nd chance could grant Salvation to those in AUTHORITY!
?Your 2nd chance granted AUTHORITY a 2nd chance?
?Is your 2nd chance God’s 2nd chance at fulfilling His desire?
?What will you do with your 2nd chance?
?Why has God given you a 2nd chance?
7—Extensions are granted to wayward servant’s for
:7—“....by the decree of the king & his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water.
:8—“But both man & beast must be covered with sackcloth; & let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way & from the violence which is in his hands.”