Saturday, April 30, 2016

Timeless Perspective Applied to Jonah

There are some things that need to be discerned in the book of Jonah, and most of them relate to Jonah's actions and whether they are typically true of mankind or just of Jonah. While we can rightly observe Jonah's attitude and see the very same attitude in our lives, we shouldn't jump to the conclusion that a hard-hearted hatred for the lost is true of all mankind.

On the flip side, Jonah's self-centeredness certainly can be seen in all mankind and is a timeless truth that mankind is self-centered apart from (and sometimes even with) God. So, discernment is needed when thinking about the timeless principles of Jonah.

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