Let me ask this: How many times have you been in a conversation with GOD that ended with you being angry? Can you imagine that the whole world, for generations to come, would know of your angry discourse? And that it was the last recorded accounting of your words?
Well, that was Jonah. We probably all know the story of Jonah in the belly of a whale for three days. We know he was sent by God to the city of Ninevah to deliver God's message for repentance. Reluctantly, Jonah finally obeys. But his heart was rebellious and he was angry.
The LORD God Almighty asks Jonah if he has the right to be angry.
The last recorded words of Jonah are his reply:
It is right for me to be angry, even to death! ~ Jonah 4:9There is only one more line of Scripture in the Book of Jonah. It was God Who got the last Word in!
I've often wondered what became of Jonah after that discourse with God. I do know that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov. 18:21). So, unless he repented, he sealed his fate. He probably died an angry and bitter man.
Be angry and do not sin;
do not let the sun go down on your wrath. ~ Eph. 4:26
Especially, if you are angry with God!
Because of Him and Unto Him,