If Jonah chapter four wasn’t so sad, the irony in it would be funny. We have an incredible contrast between pouty Jonah and pitiful God. Jonah is very upset (“displeased exceedingly’) because God was so nice. He wanted God to
Jonah was not the most ideal missionary candidate. He was stubborn, racist, ethnocentric, bitter, and lacking compassion. Yet he is the man God chose. Jonah failed to obey when God’s word came to him the first time. He ran. He
Just before passing away in Ravensbrück concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom’s sister, Betsie said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” Somehow, in the darkness of that place, God’s love shone through. The same was
There are interesting comparisons between Jonah and Jesus. Both slept in a boat. Both were buried for three days and three nights. Both came back from that burial to preach deliverance. There are also many contrasts. Jesus cared. Jonah didn’t.