#123 – Wrong Anger

Good morning loved of God

Jonah 4:1-3 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the LORD, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Jonah got angry when God spared the city of Nineveh when they turned back to Him. This is so wrong yet it’s often how many act today. Jonah had done wrong and when He repented God forgave Him and recommissioned him yet he did not want God to do the same for others. How hypocritical of Jonah! We too at times receive God’s forgiveness and are grateful but we don’t want God to forgive others that we think have done terrible things. God is a God of compassion and His heart is for the greatest of sinners and the least; His heart is for Jonah and for the people of Nineveh; His heart is for the greatest of sinners and for every one of us.

Here’s a simple thought for every one of us today. If we have received the grace of God; His forgiveness and love, let’s ensure we pass it on to others and rejoice when people turn to God, whoever they might be. My prayer is that people all over this world embrace the incredible love our wonderful Father has for us. Let’s be dispensers of God’s grace today.