For God shows no partiality. –Romans 2:11 ESV
An Unlimited Love
In the book of Jonah, we read about the unlimited love of God toward the Ninevites. Jonah was a Hebrew prophet, and the Ninevites were one of Israel’s greatest enemies. Nineveh was a wicked city worthy of destruction, but God wanted Jonah to preach to them about their coming destruction. God was concerned about the 120,000 people who lived in the city of Nineveh, but Jonah wanted nothing to do with them.
God commands Jonah to bring a message to the Ninevites, and eventually Jonah does obey. He tells the people of Nineveh to turn from their wickedness or destruction will come in forty days. Jonah is surprised because they listened, believed, and turned from their evil ways; however, Jonah became angry and bitter because God did not destroy them. Jonah did not understand the unlimited love God has for His people.
This gift is given to everyone—when we repent of our sins. God shows mercy not because of who we are but because of who we belong to. At the foot of the Cross we are all equal.
Forgive me, Lord, for prejudice,
Remove its subtle lie;
Remind me that for everyone
You sent Your Son to die! —D. DeHaan
Praise be to God; we can all kneel together at the foot of the Cross.
Thank God for His unlimited love.