Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
The people of Nineveh were not sure what God might do. They had heard the message. They were afraid. They knew that God had the power to do what Jonah had said. They decided to pray and fast and beg God for forgiveness. Just maybe God would forgive them. Just maybe if they humbled themselves before God he would turn and not destroy them.
It is amazing to me how Jonah shows us that the lost heathen of Nineveh had a better opinion of God than so many. They knew that if they prayed and tried to please God that He might just not destroy them.
Jonah also knew God to be that type of God as you will see in Jonah 4:2. Isn’t it amazing how good God is and how faulty our view of Him is? I want to see Him as He is. I want to preach Him to others like the Bible presents Him.
Turn today, repent of your sin, just maybe God will move in your life and not destroy you. Trust Him today!