Man is born with his back toward God. When he truly repents, he turns right around and faces God. Repentance is a change of mind. Repentance is the tear in the eye of faith. (D.L. Moody) … More
In these verses we see the consequence of obedience.
Despite the wickedness of the Ninevites they were open to God’s message and repented. If I simply proclaim what I know about God, I may be surprised at how many people will listen and what He will do in their hearts and lives.
And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, "By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish." When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.
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Jonah 1:1-9Jonah’s Disobedience
Jonah 1:10-17The Storm at Sea
Jonah 2:1-10Jonah’s Prayer and Deliverance
Jonah 3:1-4Jonah Preaches At Nineveh
Jonah 3:5-10The People of Nineveh Believe
Jonah 4:1-5Jonah Gets Angry
Jonah 4:6-11God Ministered to Jonah