1. Consider the Wayward Prophet

The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, – Exodus 34:6 (ESV)

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15 (ESV)

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. – Psalm 145:8 (ESV)

“… and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” – Joel 2:13 (ESV)

Jonah now desires to die on account of Gods gracious and compassionate nature. Had he himself not benefitted from these very attributes when confronted with death? – Bryan Estelle

2. Consider the Merciful God

What is God really like? Is thus a more important question in the book than what is Jonah like? – Douglas Stuart

Application questions:

  1. Are you self-righteous? Or a sinner?
  2. Are you religious? Or repentant?
  3. Are you merciful? Or demanding of justice?
  4. Are you judging God? Or following God?
  5. Do you have pity? Or pride?
Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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