A Fish out of Water: Loving People
Jonah resisted God’s three-fold call; he failed not only to understand the nature of sin but also the wideness of God’s mercy.
Jonah 4 and the problem of forgiveness
I. Jonah was out of touch with his surroundings
Jonah’s reluctance toward the people of Nineveh.
Jonah’s resistance to God’s call to “Arise, go, and cry”.
II. Jonah was out of touch with God’s message
God’s mercy can change the most resistant heart.
III. Jonah was in touch with his own comfort
God sometimes calls us to move into arenas of discomfort.