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Jonah 1:3 “But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”
 
so he paid the fare,
Jonah paid full fare for the 2000-mile trip and he did not get a refund, either!  They threw him down to Davy Jones’s locker!  He wasted all that money because he stepped out of the will of God. 
PRINCIPLE: 
It always costs the believer something to step out of the will of God. 
APPLICATION:  
It is expensive to step out of the will of God.  There is a cost to it.  There is no luxury in backsliding.  We cannot afford to do it; it costs too much!  It is an expensive way to go. 
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