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When we read of the prophet's anger to the Lord in this text, we may scratch our heads and ask if Jonah was a madman. But how does the Lord respond to Jonah's anger? - with a question intended to probe his heart: "Doest thou well to be angry?"
While it is good for us to examine this question which the Lord puts to Jonah, we must not leave it there. We must also turn the Lord's question around and point it at ourselves. Do we do well when we are angry? Is it a good thing when we are consumed with rage at others?
Hear this passage from the word of God opened up to us with some practical helps for our own repentance from this unpleasant sin of sinful anger - that sin from which we so often excuse ourselves.