But God also arranged for a worm! The next morning at dawn the worm ate through the stem of the plant so that it withered away. 8And as the sun grew hot, God arranged for a scorching east wind to blow on Jonah. The sun beat down on his head until he grew faint and wished to die. “Death is certainly better than living like this!” he exclaimed.
9Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?”
God used a great sea creature to correct Jonah’s attitude about a trip to Nineveh. Now he uses a small worm to teach his prophet a further lesson. First, the worm does what God programmed it to do: it begins eating the stalk of the plant. With the plant now useless for shade, God increases Jonah’s discomfort further by means of a scorching east wind. As the sun rises all this works together to cause Jonah to become light headed and dizzy. he temporarily forgets his anger but remains self-centered as he expresses his wish to die.
We see here how God is teaching Jonah a lesson about his anger. Don’t get angry about things you can’t control. Too often this is what happens in our lives. Release it to God and allow Him to cover you. Think about how you deal with anger. Prayerfully you don’t wish to die, but we see in this story that we must come to terms with how we should not allow anger controls us.
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