Many of us are guilty of wanting a discounted relationship with Godjust enough to be comfortable without ever being compelled to change. Often, though, God calls His people to enter into very uncomfortable circumstances to declare His message of truth, love, and salvation.
This was the case with Jonah, a prophet who preferred a discount relationship instead of the challenge of preaching good news to his enemies.
The story of Jonah is about God, who bends the will of a stubborn man . . . by crushing him.