God relented from the disaster He’d promised upon the Ninevites.
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. (Jonah 4:1).
Then God gave Jonah some shade.
Now the LORD God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant. (Jonah 4:6)
As our pastor preached on Sunday, “This seems kind of backward!” What are your priorities? What are mine?
Sometimes we can detect our own heart condition by what makes us exceedingly glad and what makes us exceedingly angry.