Jonah wanted God’s justice to come to Nineveh and the people of Assyria, but not his love and grace. We need both. But God shows again his unrelenting compassion and deals with Jonah’s anger. What can we learn from this exchange between God and Jonah?
We all have to come to end of ourselves to see our need for God. Jonah is trying to run away from God and going deeper into himself and away from God’s grace. His prayer reveals an encounter with God and his grace. The end of himself.
We give because God is generous to us, we give because he gave his only son to be poor, so we could be rich in him. God’s people should be a generous people.
Knowing our judgment is justiﬁable before a holy and just God, only leads to the sweet path of seeing the mercies and grace and love of Jesus poured out on sinners like us.
Biblical Law serves many purposes; it shows our failures, our need for a redeemer, and even how to live in light of the Gospel. But it cannot save. Only he can.
Grace is sufficient, and a free gift in faith. We cannot add to this gift, or we cheapen it.
Galatians stands as a clear example of grace unmerited and clear exhortation that adding any extra rules to the Gospel strips it of its power. In this brief opening, Paul reminds the Galatians of the Gospel and his calling to apostleship by Christ.
God is a benevolent ruler and has offered us a pardon through his Son, King Jesus' sacrifice. And yet we reject it.
Do we truly grasp the concept of an eternal God made man, the infinite made finite, the all-powerful humbling himself for our sake?