• JONAH AS A MESSENGER
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    JONAH AS A MESSENGER

    Jonah 1:1-17; 2:1-10 God sent Jonah to the city of Nineveh (capital of Assyria) to preach to them so they will forsake their evil ways and turn to God. If they repent, the Lord is ready to forgive them, otherwise divine judgement will follow. As a prophet, one would have expected Jonah to carry out God’s instruction with immediate effect. Instead, he tried to dodge from God, may be thinking that God was not serious over his threat to punish the people of Nineveh if they failed to repent. In his bid to escape from God Jonah boarded a ship from Joppa to Tarshish. He went into the inner part…

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