Jonah 4:1-3 “But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the Lord, ‘O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God…'”*
Jonah eventually did what God wanted him to do, but still had no heart for the people. Yet, he did obey. He was God’s voice piece and God brought the heart change—repentance and forgiveness came to the Ninevites.
Even after the Ninevites turned to God, Jonah wasn’t concerned for them. But, he had done what God asked him to do and played his part in their redemption.
How often do I think I have to wait for 100% right motivation and heart to act? If God says go, I’m to go. If he calls, I’m to answer. He brings the change in the hearts of the people…
We bring our obedience and God does the rest.
*The One Year Bible, December 14, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.
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