God created a world to be enjoyed and filled by all creation. He fellowshipped with Adam and Eve every day, delighting most in their love for and dependence upon Him. However, Satan twisted the words and commands of God, and in so doing, deceived Adam and Eve into believing what God had provided, just wasn’t enough. As we look through key figures in God’s Word, we can see how the curse of sin is alive and well, wreaking havoc in the lives of God’s people; however, there are times the outcome of this great deception served as an agent of change for the unsuspecting… leading them to turn from their active rebellion against God and acknowledge, “He is Enough”.
Following the Heart of God
When Jonah rebelled against God and got thrown overboard into the ocean, God would have had every right to let him drown. But once again we see the gracious heart of God in Jonah 3:1 – The word of the Lord came to Jonah a SECOND TIME. Where would any of us be right now if we had not been given a second chance by God? His mercy and patience are astounding. But the question is, what have we done with the second chances God has given us? Are we using them to live for ourselves or to live out His mission?