Another great lesson for today.
About doing what God's says.
Let me give you the insight about the story of Jonah in the Bible.
God told to go to somewhere to preach.
He went the other way.
God arrested him in His own way. Jonah finally goes to preach.
God had mercy on the people of Nineveh.
In Chapter 4, Jonah got angry to the extent that he asked God to kill him because God forgave the people of Nineveh.
God arranged a life lesson for Jonah by making a tree grow over his head for covering giving him shade one day and tree withering away the next day allowing the sun to beat him.
At the end of the experiment, he got angry the more and further asked God to kill him.
The book ended by God asking Jonah why?
Jonah feels God did not have a right to change his anger towards the people of Nineveh to pleasure.
The book actually ended with a question mark.
Like it ended with God asking a question?
I'm sure God made the question a rhetorical one because If He had given Jonah the opportunity to answer, Jonah would have one excuse or the other.
Jonah says that he know that God is compassionate and loves to forgive...
And the fact that he extended that is why he wants to die.
When God asks this question, it's something that we all as Christians need to answer.
Are we angry that God is loving our enemies?
If that's the queer community, or anyone else.
The answer should be that we are glad that God loves his/our enemies.
Remember in Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
May the Lord Blesses you!
Your Brother in Christ,