No Love for the Ninevites

Jonah

God’s desire is that all people would turn to him and acknowledge his great love for them. Jonah had a hard time understanding God’s love for everyone. God sent Jonah to call the Ninevites to repentance but instead he went the opposite direction. After 3 days in the belly of a big fish Jonah came to his senses and went to preach to the Ninevites. The story of Jonah points us to Jesus who obediently brought God’s message of salvation to an undeserving people. Jesus referred to his own death, burial and resurrection as “the sign of Jonah” (Matt. 12.39; 16.4). Continue reading → No Love for the Ninevites