Then, Jonah climbed a hill overlooking Ninevah, still hoping that God would destroy the city. Instead, God tried to teach Jonah a lesson. God allowed a plant to grow to shade the prophet, and then God allowed the plant to be infected by a worm and die. Jonah, full of self-pity, asked to die. God points out Jonah's nearsightedness about the bush and asks why a city of 120,000 people shouldn't attract God's care, concern, and protection.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Jonah 4 today.