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Jonah 4 | An Unhappy Camper
July 4, 2021

Jonah 4 | An Unhappy Camper

July 4, 2021

An Unhappy Camper | Jonah 4

Jonah 3:10 “When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.”

Jonah 4:1 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.

No one except Jonah have preached and had 100% converted.Jonah 4:2He prayed to the LORD, “Isn’t this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

Jonah was just going through the motions.

Jonah 4:2b I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

Jonah spotlights 5 characteristics of God:

  1. God is gracious.
  2. God is compassionate.
  3. God is slow to anger.
  4. God is abounding in love.
  5. A God who relents from sending calamity.

 

Jonah 4:3-4 Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”4 But the LORD replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

God is going to do what God choses to do.

 

Jonah 4:4 But the LORD replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

Romans 9:20-21 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

Psalm 115:3 says, Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.”

Jonah 4:5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city.

Jonah 4:6-8 Then the LORD God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant. 7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

Jonah was wounded.

 

The Last 200 Campaign 
By 2035…
Over the next 14 years…
Every Bible translation that is needed around the world will have been started.

Then by 2050…
just 29 years…
every Bible translation that’s ever been needed in the world will be completed.

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

  1. Look for ways to reach out to the Ninevites in your world.
  2. Pray for The Last 200 Campaign.

 

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