Jonah: Motivated by Compassion

We see Jonah’s real motivation for preaching to Nineveh when he goes outside the city to wait for God’s wrath. But it never comes; instead, God forgives them. God’s grace is an amazing gift we want for ourselves, but we often hope his grace will be withheld from our enemies. Jonah is happy when he […]

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Jonah: Jonah is Angry

The people of Nineveh were evil and depraved-they hated everyone, including Israel, and did all kinds of horrible things to them and others. The Jews despised them, and God’s call to Jonah to preach to them was an offensive call-that is why he resisted. God’s grace is an amazing gift to us, but we often […]

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