Today is Sunday, September 4, 2022, and our bible verse of the day will be taken from the book of Jonah 1:1.
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai:
And what did He say to him?
He said, “rise, go to Nineveh and preach against it.
But instead of obeying the voice of the Lord; Jonah left for Tarsus in a bid to run away from the presence of God.
And we all know the story from there.
And everybody thinks Jonah was stubborn; not knowing that Jonah had reasons for refusing to go to Nineveh and preach against it.
Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria, one of Israel’s arch-enemy.
And the wish of all Israelites; including Jonah was for the people of Nineveh to be destroy so they can enjoy peace.
But God had other plans, and that was for the people of Nineveh to repent so that Israel could enjoy peace.
That was why, when Jonah preached against Nineveh, they repented in sack clothes and fasting.
And history has it that the Israelites enjoyed a long-lasting peace from the Assyrian attack because of the conversion of Assyria.
And the lesson we can draw here is that it pays more for us to preach and pray for our enemies’ conversion, instead of praying for them to die.
Because God says that he is not happy with the death of a dinner.
Pray for the conversion of your enemies today.
Read our prayer for today: Daily Prayer For Today, September 4, 2022.
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