Jonah 1-4 (The Daily Walk Bible).
So, Jonah gets mad when God shows mercy to the Ninevites. Then Jonah gets mad when God doesn’t show mercy to him (with the plant)! Hopefully we are not that fickle, but, human nature being what it is, we probably are. Even though there are good reasons for God’s responses here (when He shows mercy and when He doesn’t), we would do well to remember that He is sovereign!
Exodus 33:19 “And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”
We would also do well to remember Luke 15:10: “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”