Chapter 3:1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time saying,
This is my favorite verse in the entire Bible. Isn’t it wonderful that our God is a God of second chances, third chances, etc.?
Questions to ponder about this verse:
What is the difference between the first time God asked Jonah to go to Nineveh and the second time?
Just something to think about. What if Jonah changed his mind and decided not to go to Nineveh? This is a question I have always thought about. I have considered that Jonah was going to Nineveh no matter what. I have considered that the great fish would swallow Jonah a second time and I have considered that Jonah by changing his mind would put himself on the shelf and God would send someone else and they would receive the blessing.
I believe it is apparent that God had a plan for Jonah, the runner and that God is letting Jonah know he isn’t through with him.
Chapter 3:2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.
Why does God call Nineveh the great city? I need someone to comment because I am not sure. God gave Jonah a simple responsilbility, but it wasn’t Jonah’s responsibility to convince the Ninevites but he was only to present God’s truth.