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?
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In a world riddled with disunity, racism, class divide, and demonization… the gospel speaks with power. God is in pursuit of one new humanity where our common ground is Christ, not race, gender, background, political, or economic standing.
Our anger is not always sin in itself, but a clear indication of where our passions lay. Far too often do we let our anger manifest itself into hatred and indifference, though, which stand opposed to the Christian calling.