Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Jonah: Faithful God, Fleeing Prophet, and a Great Fish Week 5
Ninevah has repented, the city is saved and Jonah is upset. He is angry about God's grace and His mercy towards Ninevah and proclaims his wish to die rather than live with the continued existence of the great city. Even after God demonstrates patience and mercy towards Jonah and his sulk by protecting him from the burning sun, Jonah is not contrite. Our takeaways from Jonah's behaviour: anger limits our understanding of God' work; it clouds our judgement of God's character; it skews our value of life. On the other hand, we see that God's heart is for the nations and He has mercy and compassion for the broken.
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