Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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In a sermon in about 1974, my father said, “If you don't go to where God sends you, what difference does it make where you are? If the owner of a factory has a worker who doesn’t show up for work, what difference does it make to the owner where he is? He’s not at work; that’s all that matters to the owner.”
That is so true! When you think about it, what difference did it make whether Jonah tried to escape the call of God by taking that ship to Tarshish or by riding on a camel across the desert? Either way, Jonah was not in Nineveh, where God had sent him.
Anywhere except where we are supposed to be is wrong.