Through-the-Bible Thursday: JONAH

The days of King Jeroboam II were prosperous but it is the commentary of God that “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” Against this tide of iniquity was sent Jonah from Gath Hepher who “spoke the word of the Lord.” But it is not for this the prophet is remembered. Reluctant to go as a missionary to even more wicked Nineveh, only God could use pagan sailors, a ferocious storm, a great fish, a plant, an east wind and a worm to school Jonah in the persevering mercy of the Lord.