Jonah: Day 4

Pray and read

Ask God to give you a soft heart, that as you read his word you will understand it, and respond to it with repentance and faith. Read Jonah 4.

Explore

How does Jonah respond to the Ninevite’s repentance?

What reason do we learn for Jonah’s disobedience in chapter 1. Is that what you had expected?

What does the leafy plant, which grows and then withers, illustrate to Jonah? What does it demonstrate about God’s character?

Optional: Read Luke 15:11-32. Which character in this story reacts to God’s mercy like Jonah did? Why does he react in the way he does?

Apply

Do you ever feel like Jonah, resentful at God’s mercy to your enemies? How might you cultivate an attitude which rejoices in God’s salvation or all people?

Pray

Thank God for his abundant mercy.

Pray for someone whom you find difficult to love. Ask God to have mercy on them.

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