Why would God send Jonah to an enemy of God’s people? Another thing that makes this book interesting is the fact Jonah resists the call. He’s a prophet of God given the words of God for Assyria, and Jonah runs. What does the ﬂight of Jonah reveal about him, us, and God?
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In this fallen world we are promised to have enemies, if we follow Christ, but we aren't expected to respond in kind. We are supposed to respond with a greater power... love.