Jonah Devotional Commentary

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Jonah 1:3

Jonah was chosen by God to be a missionary to the Gentiles. Unlike the majority of Israelite prophets who called the nation to repentance and proclaimed God's great love and faithfulness towards His chosen people, Jonah's message was a warning to pagan Gentiles to turn from their false gods and trust in the true God of heaven and earth, Who demonstrates His great heart of compassion, mercy, and grace, for ALL people.

Jonah was a

Jonah 1:17

Israel had been called and chosen to be a light to the Gentiles and a voice to the wider world. They were to tell the nations about the great salvation of God, which is offered to all who trust His Word and live by faith in Him.

Both at the beginning and the end of their 40-year long trek through the wilderness, Israel promised, "all that the Lord has said we will do," and yet Israel, as a nation, strayed far read more...

Jonah 4:2

Surely we have a gracious and compassionate God Who is loving and merciful, patient and kind. Our God of grace is willing to extend His arms of love and forgiveness to all Who will trust in Jesus, for He is not willing that any should be condemned but that all come to a saving knowledge of the Lord.

This verse sums up God's gracious character, but it was uttered by the reluctant prophet Jonah whom God sent to preach the gospel of read more...