Though Jonah’s timing was flawed, the LORD called him to repentance and Jonah’s preaching was effective: the Ninevites “believed God,” as He spoke to them through His prophet, “they turned from their evil way” and were spared “the disaster that he had said he would do to them” (Jonah 3:5, 10). This preaching foreshadowed the ministry of Jesus, whose timing,   however, was perfect (Mark 1.14-15). Indeed, Christ’s ministry continues, for He still calls men and sends them to become “fishers of men” with the net of the Gospel (Mark 1:17). Like the Ninevites, the LORD has sent His word to us. Let us “repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1.15) and, by His grace, be ready to “let brotherly love continue.” (Heb 13.1)