What right do we have to be angry at God's justice and mercy?
I. Just as His thoughts are not our thoughts, His justice and mercy are not our justice and mercy.
a. Jonah wanted vigilante justice
b. Jonah wanted vindictive retribution
II. Just as Jonah would rather die than truly live, humanity chooses resentment over reconciliation.
a. Resenting others
b. Resenting God
c. Resenting grace
III. Just as Jonah thought he had a right to bitterness, humanity chooses weight over bitterness
a. The weight of grudges
b. The weight of hatred
c. The weight of self
IV. Just as Jonah had a short-sighted view of grace, God's people sometimes need an expansion of God's love.
a. God's love for the other
b. God's love for the lost
c. God's love for our neighbor
d. God's love for us
Conclusion: Lay down your anger at the Cross