6/16/22

Good morning!

Text:  Jonah; Psalm 84
Jonah is a familiar story.  An element of the story that spoke to me is how the people of Nineveh reacted to Jonah’s message, even their king.  They were a violent, pagan culture, given to conquest and plunder.  Yet, when they heard the Word of God, they repented from their sin.  The Lord then responded:
When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. (Jonah 3:10)
Consider how wicked the world around us is and how hard the hearts of unbelievers can be.  Then consider how just one reluctant yet obedient man who simply uttered God’s Word was able to convert an entire city.  Nineveh was saved from God’s wrath. You see, the power is not in the messenger.  The power is in God’s Word.  All we as messengers need to do is obediently go and tell.
in Him, Mike