The experience of the prophet Jonah serves as a negative example to Christians, who ought to know that God is concerned about sinners and wants their repentance. In his devotional, Ed wrote,
He was disgusted with God. He quarreled with the Almighty. Rather than accept the repentance of pagans, he preferred to die, Jonah 4:3. If the prophet had made any spiritual progress, it was difficult to see.
Focus question: Do any of God’s attitudes disgust me? Do I measure spiritual progress in terms of helping others to come to God?