THE ARROGANCE OF DISCOMFORT

“Then God said to Jonah, ‘Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?’ And he said, ‘I have good reason to be angry, even to death’” (Jonah 4:9).

Jonah has the audacity to say, essentially, “God, you are wrong and I am right.” Such is the attitude of many during times of discomfort and adversity; acting out in a spirit of defiant and arrogant entitlement. Unpleasant circumstances and life’s hardships, however, are never a license for disobedience and doing as one pleases. Like Jonah, instead of lashing out, we are better off listening up.

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