By Greg Laurie
“Just kill me now, LORD! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.”
If I were Jonah and were writing my own story, I would have ended the book with chapter 3. It’s an epic ending. Thousands of people in Nineveh believed. It was a great revival. Drop the mic. Exit stage.
But to Jonah’s credit, he gave us chapter 4. It begins this way: “This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry. So he complained to the Lord about it: ‘Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, Lord? That is why I ran away to Tarshish!’” (verses 1–2 NLT).