Daily Scripture: Day 195—Jonah 2

From Handbook to Scripture

READING: Jonah 2

Jonah’s prayer of praise to God for delivering him from a watery grave is followed by a divine recommissioning to preach to the people of Nineveh in chapter 3. God had prepared this “great fish” to preserve Jonah and deliver him on dry land. The fish and its divinely appointed rendezvous with the sinking prophet became a powerful reminder to Jonah of the sovereignty of God in every circumstance.

Jonah’s experience of being engulfed by the deep, engorged by a great fish, and later deposited alive on land is used by Christ as a type of His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 12:39–40).


Lord, there is no limit to what You can use to get my attention when You teach and test me. I thank You for Your deliverances and I affirm that salvation is from You.

Meditation passage: verses 7, 9