Sacred Reading – January 19 through January 25, 2021

1The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”

5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. 

10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

  • Prayerfully listen to the Scripture throughout the week by clicking on the audio link above.  As you listen, familiarize yourself with the message of the passage and consider what the Scripture means – in general and for you specifically.
  • Consider practicing the holy listening exercise know as Sacred Reading, which involves listening to the Scripture three times:
    • Click on the audio link above.  As you listen the first time, ask God to point out to you a word or phrase from the Scripture.  What is God saying to you in this Scripture?
    • Click on the audio link above again and listen to the Scripture a second time.  As you listen this second time, ask God to reveal to you the holy intentions for this word or phrase that is being spoken into your life.  Why is God speaking this message to you? 
    • Click on the audio link above again and listen to the Scripture a third time.  As you listen this third time, ask God how you might respond to this word or phrase being spoken into your life today.  How does God want you to respond to this holy message?
  • As you engage the Scripture during the week, consider these four important questions:
    • What am I hearing in this Scripture?
    • What does this Scripture say about God?
    • What does this Scripture say about me and the world?
    • What is God asking me to do in response to this Scripture?

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