Have you ever been angry at how God runs the world?
I was listening to a podcast recently which had an atheist on the show, and he said this to the Christian who was interviewing him, “If your God exists, then your God sucks. I could do a better job running the world than He is. Why doesn’t He stop the wars, and the violence, and the rapes, and the murders?”
Have you ever felt like that? I’ll be honest, I have.
And Jonah did too.
This is one reason the book of Jonah was written. It shows a prophet who is angry at God for how God runs the world. And we see in the book what God says to Jonah about it.
This is what we learn in this study of Jonah 4:4.
The Text of Jonah 4:4
Then Yahweh said, “Is doing good infuriating to you?”
In this discussion of Jonah 4:4 we look at:
- A story about “John” that helps us understand Jonah
- God’s question to Jonah about why Jonah was angry
- God’s invitation to question how He runs the world
Downloadable Podcast Resources
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