Arguing with God
Up To Know Good on Wednesday
June 14, 2006
Theres an interesting prophet in the Bible named Jonah. When God asked him to go to the city of Nineveh, he not only ignored God, but ran the other direction, got on a boat, and sailed away! Through some bad weather and a serendipitous whale, Jonah was brought back to where he started. This time, he listened to God. When Jonah warned the people of Nineveh about Gods judgment, they also listened! Angrily, he watched his mortal enemies have a change of heart and receive Gods kindness.
Do Good - Today, send a note of encouragement to that person who irritates you. Watch and see if they have a change of heart, even a small one, in response to Gods message through you.
Jonah was upset because God loved the people he despised. Maybe he thought God was having a change of heart and choosing the Ninevites over the Israelites. But God is bigger than that. When we start to look at others through Gods eyes, we can go beyond our fears and start to love like Him as well.
I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Jonah 4:2b. Read part of Jonah's story.
God, I admit that Id rather avoid people that irritate me. When You ask me to show them kindness, please help me do so with Your love.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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