Monday, July 25, 2016

99. His Desire Or Our Own

"Then God said to Jonah, 'Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?' And he (Jonah) said, 'It is right for me to be angry, even unto death!' But the LORD said, 'You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I not pity Ninevah, that great city, in which more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern their right from their left---and much livestock.'" (Jonah 4:9-11, NKJV)
Rather than being angry at a group of people that you have had no responsibility for or to, perhaps it would be better that you pray for those people that they might see God. For God is "...a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness. One who relents from doing harm." (Jonah 4:2b, NKJV) God's anger and judgment may be close to your perception of a group of people, but is that His anger and judgment, or your internal secret desire?

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