wants us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We know that that God wants us to be good stewards of our time, money, and talents. And we know when were not doing what God wants us to do. We need to drop the excuse that we don’t know what God’s will is for our lives. I believe our problem is that we often do know what God’s will is, but we’re simply not willing to do it.
Jonah Found Out God Still Had A Plan For His Life and….

Third, Jonah Found Out How Much God Can Do With One Person. (vv. 3-5)
“So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent. (4) And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"
Jonah entered the city and began to proclaim the message. “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" (v. 4)
In the English Bible it is only eight words, and in the Hebrew it is even shorter only five. This seems hardly impressive. And yet as we will see it has tremendous results.
How can that be possible? First, it seems to me a little more than coincidental that Jonah is sent as a messenger to a city that worships the fish-god Dagon. That the reluctant prophet was swallowed by a great fish and then thrown up on the coast of Phoenicia, perhaps within sight of witnesses who would have conveyed this tale to those in Nineveh. In any other city perhaps those experiences would have had little, if any affect on the reception to his preaching, but can hardly believe this to have been the case in Nineveh!
In fact Jesus said in Matt 12:34 that Jonah was a SIGN to the people of Nineveh. Other men who have survived similar experiences in history had such mottled skin from the digestive juices that they would stand out in any crowd. I think he was rather spectacular to see. A man who has spent three days and three nights in a fish simply cannot come out looking like he did when he went in!
Dr Harry Rimmer told of a man in 1926 who was swallowed by a fish and spend two days inside the fish and lived to tell the story. He was displayed in London as “the Jonah of the twentieth century.” When Dr. Rimmer interviewed him two years after it had happened, this man didn’t have a hair on his body, and his skin was a yellowish-brown color. You see, the gastric juices of the fish had reacted upon the individual as the fish had tried to digest him.
Those chemicals were bound to have an effect upon him, and this is apparently what happened to Jonah also. You can imagine the color of Jonah’s skin, and you can imagine how he must have looked. When he stopped at a corner and the crowd gathered, they would say, “Brother, where have you been?” [J. Vernon McGee. Thru the Bible Commentary. Based on the Thru the Bible radio program. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson - electronic ed. 1997, c1981.)]
Because Jonah surrendered to go and because Jonah surrendered to speak