The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation; and look – something greater than Jonah is here!” Matthew 12:41 HCSB
On November 7, 2015, Billy Graham celebrated his 97th birthday. His son, Franklin, wrote that his father was not able to physically preach anymore but that his mind was still sharp. He said that his father’s greatest desire is to see people come to Christ and make Him the Lord of their lives. Billy Graham preached the Gospel message around the world and thousands if not millions of people have repented of their sins and accepted Jesus as Lord as the result of his preaching.
The people of Nineveh were a wicked and evil people and Jonah was afraid to go and preach to them in fear of what they might do to him. Consequently God forced Jonah to deliver the message of repentance to the people of Nineveh. As a result, the people repented of their sins and turned to God. Jesus was far greater than Jonah and had performed many miracles, but many of the people refused to repent and follow Him as their Lord and Savior. If the wicked people of Nineveh repented, then how much more should the people that had the opportunity to hear Jesus proclaim the Good News have repented.
Challenge: Possibly everyone who is reading this devotion has heard the message of Jesus Christ, but some still refuse to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness of their sins. How many times have you heard the Good News of Jesus Christ? Have your repented and turned to Christ? Thank God for His love and forgiveness and for providing the opportunity for you to repent and turn from your sins.