Trouble on the Journey to Tarshish

Trouble on the Journey to Tarshish

“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” – Jonah 1:3 Yesterday, we looked at the harsh reality of the place God called Jonah to go, and we affirmed that he had a very natural reason to be afraid! After all, he was a lone Jewish man being told to speak doom and gloom to the most brutal and mighty empire in the world. Today, I want highlight the Lord’s mercy to the prophet as he made the decision to flee.  Absolutely positive that he would not survive God’s directive to go to Nineveh, Jonah paid a fare and got on a boat to Tarshish, which was about as far as he could possibly go in the

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