Jonah was a disobedient prophet. God told him to go to the city of Nineveh. Nineveh was a very wicked city. God told Jonah to preach a message of repentance and salvation to the people in Nineveh.
But Jonah refused to obey God. He ran away on a ship. Then God caused a terrible storm to happen. A great fish swallowed Jonah. After Jonah repented, the fish spit him up on shore. Jonah 3:3 tells us what Jonah did. “So Jonah obeyed the Lord and
went to Nineveh. It was a very large city. A person had to walk for three days to travel through it.” The people of Nineveh accepted Jonah’s message and turned to God.
God shows His grace to people who follow Him and also to people who do not follow Him. When Jonah disobeyed God and ran away, God showed him His grace and gave him another chance. God also showed His grace to the wicked people in Nineveh. He shared His message through Jonah and gave the people a chance to repent of their sins.
God wants to show His grace to you today, too. He loves you and is willing to forgive you. Accept God’s grace and obey Him today!