Jonah 2:10 – 3:10
2 Corinthians 6:11 – 7:12
Jonah 2:10–3:2 (NKJV)
10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.”
I The re-commissioning of Jonah
Jonah 1:2 (NKJV)
2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.”
Jonah 3:2 (NKJV)
2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.”
II The repentance of the people in Nineveh
Jonah 3:8–9 (NKJV)
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?
III The relenting of God
Jonah 3:10 (NKJV)
10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
Jeremiah 18:7–10 (NKJV)
7 The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, 8 if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. 9 And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, 10 if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.