Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
Suicide is almost always folly in our culture, for it is
basically just a means of escape. It is usually based on
ignorance of the future. People think their present situation
is permanent, and they cannot stand to think of living with
their present burden for the rest of their lives.
The book of Jonah gives a very favorable account of the
attitude and character of the pagans involved. In fact, they
are at points pictured on a higher level than Jonah himself.
At last, however, we see a change in Jonah, and some of his
good character breaks through. The sailors had all