Jonah: MAT 12:41

Matthew 12:41  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah.
Jonah so despised the Gentile city of Nineveh that he tried to escape from the Lord rather than preach there. The storm and the great fish were used by the Lord to make Jonah obey. But in his heart Jonah was angry with the Lord for not destroying the city. God used a gourd and a worm to speak to Jonah’s heart and He appealed to Jonah for the many simple people and children who would have been destroyed if there was no mercy. History records that Jonah’s tomb is in the city of Nineveh. It would seem that not only was Jonah’s heart won to the people but that he lived out his life ministering to them.