Oct 15, 2016
Jonah 3:10 - This Text jumps off of the page with mercy! The truest, deepest and eternal longing of everyone ever born; is to have the peace and joy that we didn't earn or deserve. God's mercy. The king and the people took repentance seriously and God relented; and did not give them what they'd earned. This is what we all want; is to not pay the price for what we've clearly earned. This is true in every relationship; no meaningful relationship survives without the surprising gift of mercy that has to be given as well as received.
"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."