Re: Verse reading—Jonah 1:1–3; 3:1–5, 10; 4:1–11 (day three)
“O Lord, is this not what I said?” Does it matter who God involves in the running of this world? Apparently Jonah didn’t think so: The Lord was going to do what the Lord was going to do, Jonah reasoned, with or without him, and the results would be the same no matter what. But that assumes individuals and outcomes are interchangeable. Are they? Years later, Peter learned that Jesus was going get certain things done with John and certain other things done with Peter’s own life. Peter heard that he himself––not John, not those other men––must follow the Lord. No one else will do what you have the power to do when God calls you to act. God in his wisdom has determined that this moment needs you.