Sunday, January 14, 2018

3rd after epiphany year b - jonah

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (#thanksriver for help translating)
The word of the Sovereign came to Jonah a second time, saying, 
     2“Get up,
     go to Nineveh,
          that great city,
     and cry out against it 
          the cry which I am about to tell you.” 
3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh,
     according to the word of the Sovereign.
          Now Nineveh was an great city to God,
              a three day journey across. 
          4Jonah began to enter Nineveh,
              a one day journey;
              and he cried out,
                   “Forty days until Nineveh is destroyed.
5And the people of Nineveh believed God! 
     They proclaimed a fasting period,
     and they put on sackcloth,
          from the greatest of them to the least. 
     10God saw their deeds,
          that they had turned from their evil ways,
              and God repented from the evil  
                   that God had said would be done to them.
                   And God did not do it.

Queeries for the text:
How will the people of Nineveh respond to the fish smell? (#thanksrevjoshua)
Does Jonah even want the people of Nineveh to repent?
Is Jonah's the shortest sermon ever?
Did Jonah even finish walking through the city or just stop one day in?
Is it possible to be a worse prophet than Jonah?
How often does God change Her mind?

What are your queeries?

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