Monday, July 23, 2018
At the year 450BC, the Jewish people were brought to avoid all foreigners. They went so far in their hatred of the people of Nineveh, that God inspired a humorous writer to compile the fictional story of Jonah.
In this humorous story when God inspired this fictional character Jonah to go and save the people of Nineveh, Jonah tried to travel west over the sea to get away from God. God delivered a storm that caused Jonah to be swallowed by a whale. After the whale threw Jonah up on his native shore in obedience to God, Jonah went to Nineveh, he walked through its streets calling out, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be destroyed.”
The people of Nineveh repented and reformed their lives. This disappointed Jonah so much that he complained to God. God said, “Why should I not have pity on the 30,000 people of Nineveh along with their animals?”