Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 9 March 2021 Today’s topic: Toward Jerusalem

I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’  Jonah 2:4 (NIV). Since the days of Solomon, when Jews pray, they pray facing towards Jerusalem.  Hundreds of years before Islam adopted this same custom, Jews worldwide were already doing it.   Many still do today.   Does it meanContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 9 March 2021 Today’s topic: Toward Jerusalem”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 8 March 2021 Today’s topic: Praying

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.  From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.  You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.  Jonah 2:2-3 (NIV).Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 8 March 2021 Today’s topic: Praying”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 4 March 2021. Today’s topic: God’s MO

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.  Jonah 2:1 (NIV). As chapter 2 starts, we learn that Jonah is conscious inside the fish.   He is consciously praying to the Lord, his God.   At this verse, two thoughts come to mind. One, bravo Jonah.   Praying is the best thing he could do. And, two, fishContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 4 March 2021. Today’s topic: God’s MO”