Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh when God told him to in chapter 1. In Jonah 4 we find out why. It’s because he knew that God was patient and kind. He knew that God would offer mercy and what he wanted to see was the wicked and violent people of Nineveh get what they deserved. That is never what God wants.
UPDATE: This post was my first impression while reading Jonah. My 3-point sermon, after revising this post, is called Lessons from Jonah.
So I was reading Jonah yesterday. Despite Veggie Tales getting a 2-hour feature film out it, there’s actually very little material. The entire book is only four chapters, and one of those is really short. Okay, here’s what I noticed. Continue reading