Sermon: The God Who Forgives Us | Jonah Part 2 (Chapters 3-4)
by Spencer Boersma
Upon seeing the people’s repentance, God “changes his mind” and does not come in wrath. Why does God change his mind? Is God fickle? What does this story reveal about God’s character that we often miss?
Moreover, why was Jonah still upset afterward? Jonah, that man that ran from God and gave up, throwing himself into the sea in suicidal despair only to be rescued by God from the brink of death and hell, once again lost hope.
What did he loose hope in? He lost hope in a God that proclaims, “I have mercy on whomever I choose to have mercy” and truly desires “all people to be saved.” How often to we become Jonah?