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Jonah 3:6-10 New International Version (NIV)
6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” 10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Saturday - January 30
Nineveh was a foreign nation. They were enemies of Israel, which is why
Jonah did not want to go there in the first place. Yet, God sent them a
preacher. And what did the Ninevites do? They repented. I love how the king
puts it: “Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce
anger, so that we may not perish.” Who knows what God is going to do?
Who knows how God feels about you? As the Apostle Paul said: “ it pleased
God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.” The
Good News has been proclaimed to you. You do know what God is up to!
God is always forgiving you, always loving you and always with you!