Book Of Jonah Analysis

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The Book of Jonah is about a rebellious prophet named Jonah. In Chapters, one through four the Lord spoke to Jonah and gave him directions to go to Nineveh and preach. As he heard the message from God, he was displeased and ran away to Tarshish. Before he could ever get Tarshish, Jonah boarded a ship. Afterward, a great storm appeared and the sailors were afraid so they called Jonah from his sleep and asked him what have they done wrong that has made God angry. Jonah decided to tell the sailors that he had to be thrown into the sea to die. God has prepared a giant fish to swallow Jonah. As he was in the fish 's stomach Jonah prayed to be let out. And so God did listen, and the fish vomited Jonah out to dry land. The Lord again asked Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach the message He has prepared for Jonah. The last chapter is all about God and Jonah having conversations and God testing Jonah with a plant. In Jonah chapter four Jonah has just finished preaching to the Ninevites in Nineveh about their wickedness. So in that very moment, the wicked people of Nineveh repented and praised the Lord. In verse one Jonah was furious with God because Jonah wanted the Ninevites to be judged without mercy or grace. Constable explains that Jonah 's heart was not right with God( 36 ) Verse two Jonah is praying to the Lord telling Him that…show more content…
Although the book of Jonah was written before Christ, there is a take message for all of us. The message of Jonah four is God 's love for everyone. This message applies to me because in my life God loves everyone. He does not just love me. So in a real life situation, God will help my enemy that I highly dislike, but when I need his help, instead of condemning me for hating my brother his arms will be wide open for both of us. This message can also apply to my friends in a way that friendship works. So when a couple of my friends are in need one will choose to help both and not just help one just how God did with the Ninevites

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