Well, we’ve come to the last lesson in our rerun of the Jonah Bible study. I hope you have enjoyed it.
I’m a person who doesn’t like loose ends. I like everything tied up in a nice neat little package with a bow on top, so much so that, in my mind, my favorite book, Gone With the Wind, doesn’t end with Scarlett wondering whether or not she’ll get Rhett back. I’ve mentally re-written the ending. He comes to his senses before he gets to the end of the driveway and takes her back. And also, they both repent of being such scallywags and get saved. Because that’s how it is supposed to end.
I have a feeling Jonah was the kind of guy who needed closure, too. All God told Jonah to do was to go to Nineveh and preach the message He gave him. Jonah didn’t have to hang around and wait for the results. But aggravated as he was, Jonah felt the need to see things…
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