- The Forgiven People (Nineveh)
- The Unforgiving Prophet (Jonah)
- The Forgiving Prophet (Jesus)
And my conclusion:
Both prophets (Jonah and Jesus) knew that God was a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love. Both knew of God's love for the city and both called their cities (Nineveh and Jerusalem) to repentance. And then both went outside the city to await the wrath and judgment of God.P.S. I am still early in the rough draft stage, so if anyone sees any points to compare/contrast, feel free to chime in! And if anyone is interested in the entire thing, I'm sure it would only take some minor edits to turn this into a mini-series of posts.
Both went outside the city but one went to condemn it, the other to save it. One called on God's wrath toward the guilty, the other called on God's forgiveness toward the guilty. One looked with self-righteousness upon the people and longed for them to meet death and judgment, the other looked with true righteousness upon the people and met death and judgment in their place. One would rather die than see the enemies of God's people forgiven, the other would rather die than see the enemies of God damned.