The Bible is for You
The book of Jonah ends with a question. God has reprimanded, in a sense, Jonah, and we are asking the question how will Jonah respond. Will he get even angrier? Or will he repent from his petulance and from his anger and turn to God and humble himself? How will it end? How will Jonah respond? The answer, nobody really knows.
But I think that’s the point that it is so open ended at the conclusion of the book of Jonah, because it’s really not about Jonah. This book is written for you and for me, it’s written for us. Whilst we may not know the answer for Jonah, we can answer for ourselves. Are we today more concerned about our prejudices, our wants, our desires, or are we concerned about others, for theirs souls and concerned for God’s will to be done?
We need not look at others we must look at ourselves. And this I think is the way to read the Scriptures. The Bible is written not so much to tell me about somebody else, but it is to teach me and to show me the will of God.
So would you today remain in your anger, petulance or would you turn to God? That’s the point of the question at the end of the book of Jonah. And I pray that as you come to the Bible, you would have this self-searching spirit and attitude.
Lord, speak into my life. Because the Bible is written for you hat you may be closer to God. May you be able to apply it in your life in a very personal way, God bless.