Jonah 1:9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
Jonah is running from the will of God. He wants to do anything but carry out the message God has told him to carry. As he runs he is in trouble. The ship is about to sink. The men are looking for the guilty person. When they get to Jonah he can’t help but tell them the truth. He may be out of God’s will but he knows who he is. He may be in trouble but he can’t deny the truth.
I want to never forget who I am by the grace of God. I want to own up to the fact that I am His and I am unashamed. We paint Jonah as a bad guy and no doubt he is but when the chips were down and he was in trouble he had no trouble remembering who he was and who he belonged to!