And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. Jonah 2:10
[Donna: Mark McWhorter wrote this for children and I thought it was a fun insight for adults as well.]
"There are some in the religious world today who are saying some wrong things about God. They say that God did not really give us specific things in the Bible to know and obey. They say that we cannot know what God wants us to do.
These individuals think that God is so smart and so intelligent that we cannot possibly understand what He wants us to do. They believe that there is no way that God can get down on our level of thinking to say what He wants us to know. So they say that He just gave us some cloudy principles to learn.
Some who teach this, say that there is God talk and then there is man talk. And that there is no proper translator between the two.
But there is a scripture in Jonah that show all of this thinking to be wrong. In Jonah 2:10, we read, “And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” Does that sound like God had a hard time telling the fish what to do? Does that sound like the fish did not understand what God told it to do? A fish is not near as smart as one of us. God made us a lot smarter than any fish.
In Jonah 3:1-2, God tells Jonah what he wants him to do. Jonah had just been vomited up on dry land by a fish. Did Jonah have any trouble understanding what God wanted him to do? Did God have trouble telling Jonah what He wanted him to do? Do not let anyone tell you that God has trouble telling us what He wants us to do. God created us. If He created us, He surely can talk to us in language we can understand. And He created us with a mind to understand what He wants us to do to obey Him. "
(Mark McWhorter, Copyright 1999, Published by The Old Paths Bible School, http://www.oldpaths.org)