“[Jon 4:5-11 NLT] 5 Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 And the LORD God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah's head, shading him from the sun. This eased his discomfort, and Jonah was very grateful for the plant. 7 But God also arranged for a worm! The next morning at dawn the worm ate through the stem of the plant so that it withered away. 8 And as the sun grew hot, God arranged for a scorching east wind to blow on Jonah. The sun beat down on his head until he grew faint and wished to die. "Death is certainly better than living like this!" he exclaimed. 9 Then God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?" "Yes," Jonah retorted, "even angry enough to die!" 10 Then the LORD said, "You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there. It came quickly and died quickly. 11 But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn't I feel sorry for such a great city?"
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So Jonah was so upset that god had had mercy on the city of Nineveh. even though he (Jonah) was angry God still showed mercy on him by giving him a plant to shade him from the sun. but then he had a worm eat the core of the plant so that it died. Jonah was even more angry, and God asked him “Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?” Jonah said yes and he wished to die.
Why did God take away the plant? he did it to show Jonah the selfishness in his heart. He was so focused on what he wanted that he was completely blind to Gods plain. Jonas priorities was in the wrong place he only focused on the things that were benefiting him. God may be trying to use you to minister to that person you can't stand. Don't be so self centered that you are blind to What God is doing. God shown mercy on us we do not have a right to get upset when He (God) shows mercy on that person we cant stand.
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