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Jonah 3 is unique in the Old Testament. We observe the disobedient Prophet Jonah receiving the Word of Yahweh a second time; and this time acting on it. (v. 1-2) This calling is unique because he is called to to warn of judgement to a Gentile nation and town. It is also unique because the citizens and king of the Pagan town immediately repents of their evil and violence and calls upon God. (v. 5-9) God in turn, responds by mercifully relenting of His Judgement. (v. 10) In this chapter, there is much that can be learned about the call to proclaim the Word and the call to receive the Word. We as NT believers likewise are both commanded to proclaim a message of the Gospel and to receive the message of the Gospel.
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Nehemiah faced incredible difficulty when he received permission to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the city walls. The Returnee’s and Nehemiah faced an enemy who was openly taunting them. Their enemies outnumbered and surrounded them. Yet God protected and provided for Israel. After a lengthy absence to the King, Nehemiah returned to find all of the work neglected and the enemies of God and Israel living inside Jerusalem. Nehemiah had many reasons to be bitter and angry, but instead he chose to remember His God.