God’s Heart Is For a Multitude of People

This unusual ending (Jonah 4:11) prompts us to do what God is leading Jonah to do – to compare God’s heart with our own.  Jonah’s heart – for purely selfish reasons – is reacting with intense emotion about a single, short-lived plant whose growth and nurture he had nothing to do with.  But God’s heart is for a multitude of people whom he created, and who will live forever in eternity, either with God or in hell.

– Tchividjian, Tullian; Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il; copyright 2010; p. 130

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