Have you ever thought of running away from G-D? Jonah did, or did he? Isaiah 6:3 says “the whole earth is full of His glory”. King David put it this way; “If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.” So where did Jonah think he was going… where do I, where do we think we are going?
Just a thought… every movement of turning away from God and going to the other side is actually a movement of drawing right back to Himself. This does not mean that if your heart is indifferent towards G-D that the more you express that indifference towards Him that you will be drawn closer to him; this thought is to the one who loves the L-RD your G-D with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
In Exodus 9:1 the English translation reads “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and tell him…” The word translated “go” in Hebrew is “bo” which means “come” the correct translation sheds a different light on the situation. Let me explain.
For G-D to have said to Moses “Go” would have inferred that Moses was leaving, leaving the meeting place of G-D or perhaps the presents of G-D; that Moses was entering the arena of pharaoh, G-D being a bystander. That was not the case.
In light of Isaiah 6, Psalm 139:9, and Psalm 24:1, and others G-D is everywhere, not as a bystander but as the owner of everything. We are in His domain; we haven’t invited Him into our domain. I think sometimes we forget that… It’s His ball, not ours.
When G-D told Moses to “Come” what G-D was saying was “pharaoh is a guest in my house, come and we will talk to him.” Pharaoh’s palace was no different then your kids bedroom in your house. So what’s the point, the point is this…
No matter what you are going through or what or where G-D is sending you to do, He says to you like He did to Moses “Come”, which also reinforces the fact that you are not going alone but He is going with you. “I will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Don’t forget … you are a sheep of HIS pasture.