Do you have an enemy? Maybe it was President Obama. Maybe now it is President Trump. Or maybe it’s the Islamic terrorists in Iran. Or the religious nut jobs here in the United States.
Maybe it is someone you don’t necessarily think of as an enemy, but you just can’t stand to be around them. Maybe a family member, a coworker, or a neighbor?
Anyway, imagine what you would do if God showed up in your living room later today, and said, “Hey! You know that person you just can’t stand? Well, I can’t stand them either, and I have a message of judgment I want you to tell them.”
If that happened to you, what would you do?
Well, that is exactly what happened to Jonah.
In Jonah 1:2, God calls Jonah to go preach against Nineveh. This podcast episode looks at why God said this, and concludes with a brief look at Jonah’s Jonah’s surprising response.
The Text of Jonah 1:1-3
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.”
But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish …
In this discussion of Jonah 1:2 we look at:
- A reminder that Jonah was a popular prophet
- A bit about how evil Nineveh was
- Why God wanted Jonah to preach against Nineveh
- Jonah’s surprising response to God’s instructions
Downloadable Podcast Resources
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