PREACH THE GOSPEL!
"And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee." Jonah 3:1, 2
IN JESUS TODAY!
Does God really repeat himself? Why would he? We see here that in some cases he does. What prompts God to give everyone a second chance to get things right? Did Jonah deserve a second chance at this job after he previously ran away and hid from the task that God had called him to do, only to be swallowed by a great fish and later found by God and spewed out of the mouth of the fish onto dry ground? Moreover did Ninevah deserve that someone should be sent to warn them that in forty days Ninevah was going to be overthrown because of their evil ways, when surely someone had to have told them right from wrong?
Both of these questions point towards God's character. Not that anyone of us deserve anything, but rather that God loves mercy and forgiveness, as it is written,
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1John 1:9
God loves to give mercy and forgiveness to all who desire a second chance! From this second chance that we see here given unto Jonah, he obeyed, and all of Ninevah began to fast and pray for God's mercy, and turn from their evil ways, and the whole city was saved from destruction.
"And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not." Jonah 3:10
Are you looking for a second chance in life? Come to Jesus with your heart of confession and he will give it to you today!
GOD LOVES MERCY AND FORDIVENESS!