Ever experienced anger boiling up from deep in your soul? The root of our anger is that we believe that if we were in control, if we were God, then things wouldn’t be so messed up.  We could make things right.  Jonah believed that God should destroy Nineveh immediately and he resented God's mercy in forgiving those who repented. Chapter four reveals that he cares more about a castor bean plant than he does about the women and children in Nineveh. When I get on my high horse with anger against those who have hurt me, I need to reread Jonah chapter four and ask whether I care more about castor bean plants than my enemies.


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