Soon after Nineveh had seemed to repent in response to Jonah’s message, they were back to their old ways of extreme wickedness, brutality and pride. They were smug in their own achievements having destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel, and continued to pose a threat to Judah. They’d had their chance to change their ways but chose to squander the grace of the Lord.

For us the same happens when we reject Jesus as Lord and Saviour. In just the same way that the Lord needed to prove His sovereignty to the Assyrians, Christ has proven His Lordship through His death and resurrection. As we reflect today on the devastation to life caused by nations acting in wicked & brutal ways, don’t miss the need for our own acceptance of God’s goodness and rescue through Jesus.

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