In this final message based on the book of Jonah, God uses a vivid object lesson to teach Jonah about his sovereignty over creation and salvation. God grows a plant to shade Jonah from the sun, then removes the plant to show his power and sovereignty over his creation (Jonah 4:6–8). Although the plant, like the fish, gladly obeys the command of God, Jonah has yet to get on board with God’s plan and desire for his creation.
The story of Jonah ends abruptly with no apparent resolution on the part of the rebellious prophet (Jonah 4:11). However, the story has now come full circle. God began by calling Jonah to preach his message to 120,000 people, and now he has returned to deal with the one. God’s great love is not only for renegade cities with thousands of lost souls but also for the heart of his one rebellious prophet. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message.
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