Jonah

Author Michael Furlonger of ChristianWritersBookstore (https://christianwritersbookstore.com/michael-furlonger/) shares another section on the hearts and spirits of the prophets. Talking about how God uses people with bitterness, hurts and emotional problems to be his chosen prophets: Jonah Was Angry

While many know of Jonah and the Big Fish, many don’t know his bitter heart. After Jonah was spit out from the fish onto dry land, he went and preached to the people of Nineveh and the King declared a fast and a call on the people of Nineveh to repent (Jonah 3:7-9). Jonah 3:10- 4:3 reads,

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Jonah 4:11 tells us that God had spared the people of Nineveh, a population exceeding 120,000 people, and Jonah was angry.

This series alone should be well considered. Whether in a personal time of reflection and devotion, or used to reach others with the hope we have in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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