a second chance

Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, 
Jonah 3:1


Jonah disobeyed God, he wanted to get away from God's presence, but God pursued him and now speaks to him again - what grace!

The same message comes from God a second time. God gives a second chance, we should never take that for granted. We don't deserve a second chance. We tend to think we do - 'i've tried my best, nobody is perfect, why wouldn't God give me a second chance?' but that misunderstands the nature of sin.

We wouldn't presume a second chance wil be offered having committed adultery and that is exactly what we have done with God. We don't deserve a second chance, but He offers it.