The matters of author and date of Jonah are closely related. If Jonah wrote the book, then it would obviously date during the reign of Jeroboam II in the early eight century, approximately 793-753 B.C. If a narrator wrote the book, it could have been written any time after the incident described therein. Written about 760 B.C. or after 612 B.C.
When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord .
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord and my prayer came in unto thee into thine holy temple They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving I will pay that that I have vowed Salvation is of the Lord.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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