No To Nineveh

No to Nineveh!

“The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.’” – Jonah 1:1,2 As we continue our discussion of the virtue of courage and how facing our fears ultimately helps us to become less afraid, I don’t think there’s a better character study from the Bible than Jonah. For the next few days, we’re going to look at the story of this oft-misunderstood messenger of God and how we can grow and learn from his decisions and mistakes. To start off, I want to tell you a little bit about the city of Nineveh that Jonah was called to go and preach against. Far from being your average metropolis, this stronghold was the capital of the Acadian/Assyrian Empire, which was an unbelievably evil kingdom, right up there with the Nazis

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