There are many times in the bible where god makes

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There are many times in the bible where God makes covenants with groups of people and promises them good land or that their suffering will end. Also, there is times where God makes covenants with individuals for example Moses and Abraham. God makes covenants about many things with many different groups of people. Essay 2: Didactic Fiction
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In the story of Jonah, Jonah tries to run away from god in the opposite direction of Nineveh and headed back towards Tarshish. So, when Jonah gets on the boat, God sends a big storm over the boat. The other people that are on the boat threw Jonah overboard because they believed that he caused the storm. Once he was thrown off the ship, the storm stopped. Then, God sent a whale also known as the big fish to swallow Jonah, so that he would not drown. While Jonah spent 3 days in the whale he prayed for God to help him, then God finally had the whale throw Jonah up onto the shores of the Nineveh, where God wanted Jonah in the first place. In this story, the lesson we cannot hide from God is taught. In this story Jonah is trying to resist God and run from him and get onto the ship, which is not what God wanted him to do. He tries to not let God help him. We cannot hide from God, because at the end of the day God knows what the best plan for us is. God knew that he did not want Jonah on that ship or that he did not want him to drown, that’s why he sent the big fish to swallow him. Then, Jonah realizes that he does need God, and that he cannot run from him, because running from him caused a chain of events that would have never happened if he would have just listened to what Gods plans were for him in the first place. In this story, Jonah also presents a theodicy. Which is a defense of the justice of God in view of his Mercy. In this story it is really shown how one cannot hide from God, and if one does try to hide from God it will not work. Jonah tries to run away from God, even though God knows what is best for him. In the events that Jonah tries to run away from God, he makes things happen that have Jonah right where God wanted him in the first place, because God knows what is best for all of us.
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  • Fall '19
  • New Testament, Israelites, Jonah, Book of Jonah, Chosen people, Supersessionism

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