Monday Musings: Jonah’s “I” Problem

Jonah 1:1-3a

(1) Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

(2) Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

(3) But Jonah rose up to flee…

Jonah had a problem. God had a vision for the people of Nineveh and Jonah turned a blind eye to it. This vision problem of Jonah’s wasn’t a handicap. It wasn’t a misunderstanding. It wasn’t even that Jonah could not see God’s point of view. It was that he would not see it. He had an “I” problem: “I want vengeance. I want the Ninevites destroyed. I want my prayers answered my way.

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