If you have read through the prophets in the Old Testaments, you know that judgment is a consistent theme. And if you look at the both the reasons for and the consequences from God’s judgment upon Israel, you find a frightening similarity to what we are experiencing today. Does that mean the world is being judged by God. My answer is a definitive, “I don’t know”. But I do know that we can have the response that God called for in those days: Repent.
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the Minor Prophets, those men with interesting names who smoldered and burned with God’s message to His stubborn people.
This morning we take a look at Jonah, who is often forgotten as a prophet because he was so reluctant to be one and because of his bad attitude towards the people he was sent to reach. But it’s through Jonah that we come to see God’s unrelenting passion to spread the grace of His name to all nations.