How about that company, that church, that school, that neighborhood, that social club that did you wrong. What would happen if that group of people repented? What would you do?
There are people in our lives that have done the wrong sort of things to us. People we feel should fail at their next endeavor. People that should be punished for the cruel way they have acted toward us and others. With in all of us is a desire for justice to occur. A desire for it to be administered. We want things to be made right.
What happens when God chooses not to react in the way we want Him to?
Jonah was faced with this… (Jonah Chapter 3 and 4:1-5) He did not react to well to God showing Grace, Mercy and Love to the Assyrians.
God is not willing that any should perish but that all should have eternal life. The problem Jonah had was it included the race he hated.
You know that person that has wronged you, done you dirty, hurt you…. the person you do not like… what would you do if they repented?
What if God showed them compassion? Would you be able to do the same? Or would it make you angry?
Theres a little Jonah in all of us… watchout for him!