In the Book of Jonah, we see both the heart of God for this world and how God’s people can react to that heart. Jonah reminds us that God will go to great lengths to bring the nations to himself, and that there is no other method to do it than through his people. Even amidst his people’s disobedience and bitterness, God brings his gracious purposes about to reveal his salvation to the world.
Jonah 2:9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the LORD!
Jonah 4:10-11 And the LORD said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”