Yah relents from destroying a repentant Gentile nation.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. When we have made a wrong turn in life or gone down the wrong path, many feel that there is no sense in stopping. “Why turn back now?” some of us would ask, believing Yah would never forgive whatever sin we committed at that point. That is the general feeling and overall thinking of many people, yet they fail to remember that Yah sits on something called, “The Mercy Seat,” according to Exodus 25:17 – 22.
Yes, Yah is full of mercy—his very throne abounds with it—and he is ready to extend that mercy to all who sincerely repent of their sins and turn from their wicked ways. And this mercy does not extend only to Hebrews. We have an account in Scripture that shows an entire Gentile nation, the people of Nineveh, repenting of their national wickedness. The King himself, stirred to repentance, actually issued a proclamation that called for his people to “call out mightily to Elohim.” And Scripture records the King’s repentance.
8 . . . But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to Elohim. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who knows? Elohim may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish. 10 When Elohim saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, Elohim relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.
—Jonah 3:8 – 10
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