Jonah: Mercy Overcomes

Please read: Mercy Overcomes

Excerpt:

The Book of Jonah ends on a question for which two answers contend: God, through his delivering of the sailors from the storm, delivering of Jonah from the ocean, delivering of Jonah from the fish, delivering of Nineveh from doom, and even, to a certain degree, in His delivering of Jonah from the heat, says yes, mercy is good, and contending with God, Jonah hates and despises mercy (4:2-3, 8-9), some translations saying of God’s mercy to Nineveh, “. . . it was evil to Jonah” (4:1).

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