"Should I Not Pity?"

 

Jonah, because of his rejection of the unbelieving Ninevites and distaste for their participation in salvation, was displeased with God’s demonstration of mercy towards the Ninevites, thereby displaying the real reason for his original flight to Tarshish. From the very beginning, Jonah had clearly understood the gracious character of God. He had received mercy, but didn’t want Nineveh to know God’s mercy.