The Cycle of Sin

Phases of the Cycle of Sin
 

Phase #1: God Calls

Jonah 1:1-2

Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
 

Phase #2: Man Rebels

Jonah 1:3
But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship
going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the
presence of the Lord.
 

Phase #3: God Sends a Storm

Jonah 1:4
But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
 

Phase #4: God Lets Man Ponder

Jonah 1:17
17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
 
 

The Cycle Repeats

Jonah 3:1-2

And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,

Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.