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Artwork for Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet

Jonah obeyed when God came to him a second time. Jonah journeyed east to Nineveh and delivered what just might be the shortest sermon ever preached.

As God's message of truth spread through Nineveh, God ensured that a seed of just a few words sprouted a full harvest of spiritual fruit. Every Ninevite, perhaps as many as 600,000, turned away from their brutal and wicked ways toward the living God.

What did God do? He averted His judgment. Chuck Swindoll walks us through the remainder of Jonah chapter three to teach us the power of God's Word and the grace in God's heart; He'd much rather replace destruction with compassion.