Jonah obeys God’s call to preach to Nineveh. Nineveh, a pagan, wicked, idolatrous nation, repents. God gave Jonah and Nineveh a second chance. They accepted.
Contrast that to the book of Jeremiah and Judah and Benjamin. Jeremiah preached repentance to Judah and Benjamin, but they steadfastly refused to accept God’s warning of destruction. They refused to change their wicked ways and were taken into captivity by Babylon.
How sad. Which camp are we in today? Are we doing wickedness under the guise of being a Christian, as Judah or Benjamin, or are we truly walking with the Lord?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001