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Jonah didn't trust God to destroy Ninevah; neither do Americans

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We will discuss Jonah's resistance to God's plan.   Jonah did not want to go to Ninevah.  He figured God would save them in the end.  He didn't understand what the purpose was to just warn them of their impending doom.   We had an excellent caller wo shared his faith.

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He 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. Now,Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

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. Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant[a] 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. (see more)