Word at Work February 20, 2017

Scripture: Jonah 3:4

Jonah 3:4 says, “And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, ‘Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’” Jonah’s message to Nineveh was one of judgment and that declaration accomplished exactly what God hoped it would. People believed Jonah and their repentance stayed God’s Hand of judgment. Nineveh was saved and Jonah was frustrated. Once again, the job of a prophet is never easy. But when God declares to do justice in the gate, that means to declare it regardless of how dire it is. Look at the fruit that Jonah received when people believed the word and repented. Would that we see some of the same fruit!

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