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"But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord." Jonah 2.9


Charmingly, in the heart of this compact account, a whole chapter is devoted to a psalm of praise and thanksgiving. It is uttered by the prophet himself, from the belly of the big fish. The song culminates in Jonah's confession "Salvation comes from the Lord". Its position in the very centre of the book is not accidental; it is strategically placed to express the central message of Jonah's prophetic mission: to proclaim hope to the world and to identify God as the source of that hope. It got Jonah out of the fish; will it get you out of bed?!

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