He Became Angry Because God Forgave His Enemies

Jonah was angry that his prediction had not come to pass. He wanted to see these Ninevites punished.

He believed they deserved the punishment. He was so convicted in his beliefs that he preferred to die rather than live and see God extend mercy to them.

He prayed:

"Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."

This attitude is common. In Africa where I have more experience than on any other continent, the people heap abuses and curses on sorcerers and…



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