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Powered by 4 - November 3, 2011

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Selfish Child

today's reading.
Jonah 4:1-10    But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry...

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After Jonah delivers the message to Nineveh he has his own little pity party because things didn't go the way he wanted. He's basically angry with God because God chose to spare Nineveh when they repented (Hmmm…isn't that what God did for Jonah, too?). Anyway, this selfish behavior continues when Jonah goes outside Nineveh to wait and see what will happen. Jonah's behavior reminded me of a spoiled child, and by the time I finished Jonah 4, I found myself thinking Maybe Jonah could use another dose of fish belly!

Now as much as I want to point my finger at Jonah, I know I've acted like a spoiled, selfish child and treated God poorly more than once in the past and I'm guessing you have too. So what are some things we can do to combat this kind of attitude and thinking? And, for those times when we do end up there, what do we do to get back to the right perspective? Tami W.

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