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Unexpected Results?

We left Jonah thrown to dry land by the whale. Thereafter, he was given the same instructions. It was reinstated, "Go to Nineveh." This time Jonah obeyed God and went to Nineveh. The city was huge. A matter of fact the Bible says, "it took three days to walk across it" (Jonah 3:3 MSG).

So we remember how Jonah felt about Nineveh. He didn't want to go because he was sure they wouldn't listen. He was somewhat defiant to God because he felt the grace was undeserved. There may be people in your life who feel the same way about you. They may feel like they have a better relationship with God and even though He wants them to keep praying on your behalf... they stop. Well Jonah was a person like that until God allowed him to be swallowed by the whale.

So here Jonah is, completing the assignment as God asked. He was preaching and calling for repentance just as God requested. He also told them about the distaste their behavior had caused. God was up…