Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 22 September 2023 (17th Friday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 133
- Psalm 119:97–104
- Nehemiah 7:1–4; 8:1–18
- 1 Timothy 5:1–16
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XIIB, 1–15
Today we commemorate Jonah. Called by God to preach in Nineveh, capital of Assyria, Jonah initially refused his call and attempted to flee. Whereas all are familiar with the story of Jonah and the whale (or large fish), the book of Jonah focuses more on God’s mercy, patience, and compassion. Christ Himself uses the story of Jonah and the whale in describing His own death, burial, and resurrection.