10 When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.
1 This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry. 2 So he complained to the Lord about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, Lord? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people. 3 Just kill me now, Lord! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.” 4 The Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry about this?” (NLT)
Dude Jonah, lets talk about this. You’re angry because God saw the people of Nineveh had changed their wicked ways and God had mercy on them and decided to not destroy their city. Your angry because God had mercy… God’s mercy is one of the best things about Him. God even called you out about it too! But this made me think about how many times I complain like Jonah when someone receives mercy instead of what was coming to them. Its not my decision how God deals with people. I receive God’s mercy everyday… I rejoice each time. I should be rejoicing every time for everyone, no matter if I think they deserve His mercy or not. None of us deserve it, but we all can receive it. Today I am thankful for this reminder that I have a merciful God who never gives up on me… or anyone else!