Jonah’s reluctant message to Nineveh is received in overwhelmingly positive ways. But instead of finding joy in this result, Jonah is just angry. After saving Nineveh, God now goes about the work of saving Jonah.
Scripture: Jonah 3-4
The book of Jonah is a fascinating, beautifully crafted look at a terrifically flawed and seemingly unloving prophet of God. But more importantly, it’s a book about a God who is patient, loving and extravagantly gracious. The narrative contains encouraging insight into the nature of God and challenging insight into the nature of people. It’s a book that invites many questions — questions about the narrative itself and questions about our own lives, faith and journeys.