I am a Hebrew!
How the prophet Jonah has relevance to the Jewish nation today.
Who was the most successful prophet in the Old Testament? Which book is listed among the prophets and yet has virtually no prophetic content? And which Old Testament individual spends most of the book named after him doing exactly the opposite of what God asked him to do?
If you didn’t get it on the first two, you probably got it on the third. Good old Jonah, a byword now for running off in the other direction. And yet it is more than just a personal story which we can apply to our circumstances.
All of you Bible students out there will know that Jesus refers to Jonah three times in the Gospels and it is always in the context of ‘a sign’ to Jesus generation. But why Jonah?