Dogs, Dirt, and Decisive Action
Jonah is finally heading in the right direction. He reaches Nineveh and delivers a half-hearted, five-word message, and the unexpected happens. The Ninevites begin to repent, all way up to the king. And the king’s response is shocking and weird. He takes drastic measures to respond to the word of God (wait until you see what he requires of both people and animals!). In doing so, he sets an example that when we’re in the wrong, we need to take decisive and comprehensive action. But what does that mean, and what does that look like? That’s precisely what this teaching tackles. And as we explore, if we’re willing to listen and obey the word of God, beautiful things can unfold.