In the recent past I have been thinking so much about this book, especially as I reflect on the character of God. Now, I don’t want to look at Jonah with eyes from a judgmental angle as many people so eye him. His rage against the people of Nineveh is evident and if we understand where he is coming from perhaps we would see ourselves even more like him. Nevertheless, my admiration is on God in regard to His justice, love and mercy.
Coming to an end of the book God explains why He had to spare the people of Nineveh from a stand point that just as Jonah cared for the vine under which he took a shade so the Lord cares for the many people in that city and even the cattle of the land. This leaves me with one option in regard to my relationship with people; to love them even try loving them at all cost and leave judgement to God because they are His people. Have you ever read this verse from the book of Jude; “But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” WHAT!! Not even a sinless angel could spell judgement to the father of lies and the most evil person alive if I was to say.
Thereby,I need to know that however evil I may term someone to be, they are so much loved by God that He is ready to forgive and forget their sins as if they never existed. I shouldn’t be angry of that because I am not anything better yet He has saved me and made me a saint before Himself. This is where you say Amen.