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Prophet, be careful!

30 May

Everybody wants to be a prophet these days. Shrouded in a cape, staff in hand, highly respected – whispers about the camp.

The anointed. The seer. The selected.

Prophesy however, is subject to God. So what happens when you are sent as a prophet and it works and the people turn from Sin and they are saved?

– Jonah 4 –

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

4 But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>a<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[

 
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