Notes: December 11, 2008 – Jonah 3 & 4

Who were the Ninevites? And why didn’t Jonah want them to be saved?

Jonah 3

  • Mercifully, God did not abandon Jonah for his disobedience (vs 1-2)
  • Obediently, Jonah went to Ninevah to preach (vs 3-4)
  • From the King of Ninevah downward, the people repented and hoped in God’s mercy.

Jonah 4

  • Can you imagine a preacher who did not want his congregation to get right with God (vs 1)?
  • Jonah, like many others, held a grudge against the Assyrians; and he didn’t want them to be saved (vs 2).
  • He’d rather die than see the salvation of his enemies (vs 3, 8).
  • God prepared an object lesson to teach Jonah about mercy (vs 4-11).
  • Do you well to be angry (vs 4, 9)