Have you ever NOT wanted to do something God asked you to do? If there was ever a “not” prophet it was Jonah. He did NOT want go to Ninevah to tell the Assyrians God was going to be gracious with them if they repented. In fact, he did NOT want to so bad that he went 2500 miles the opposite direction… by boat!
Jonah is famous for being the guy who refused to do what God wanted him to do. Yet he had unprecedented favor from God. The way the text reads – 120,000 people repented and gave their life to God… all from an 8-word sermon.
We all have some Jonah in our life. This sermon teaches us about God and His Will.