Thoughts on Jonah 3
“And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.”
Jonah 3:5-6 ESV
In the case of Nineveh – repentance began with the people first, then with the king.
We cannot wait for human leaders to give instruction with regards to our relationship with God. Ultimately we are personally responsible for our own spiritual condition.
But what a blessing it is when leaders, too, recognize God’s authority. It’s a great encouragement.
Whether leader or member, may we recognize God’s voice and humble ourselves when we are confronted with our sin.