Let us muse again today from Jonah 1:2 and the ministry of Jonah’s preparation. God is going to give Jonah the ministry of reconciliation. He is told to preach to this Gentile nation that judgment is coming. He refuses to go. Jonah is not a spineless man he has a very strong opinion that this Gentile nation deserves hell and not heaven. Let us be assured God can use an impetuous Peter , a crafty Jacob, and a headstrong Jonah. In order to use them He must change them that they may see when they are weak then are they strong. Peter will learn in a sifter,Jacob will learn in an all night wrestling match with the Angel of the Lord, and for Jonah he will learn it in the whale’s belly. It seems man only learns spiritual things but by the hard way.