A Prodigal Prophet

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By Greg Laurie

“This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry.”
—Jonah 4:1

Sometimes people worry about new believers not changing quickly enough, but I’m more concerned with older converts who have stopped changing.

New believers are still figuring out their newfound faith. Maybe they’re a little rough around the edges. Maybe some profanity slips out from time to time, or they haven’t completely gotten rid of some old vices. You think they have a little growing to do, and that is understandable.

Actually, I’m pretty patient with that sort of thing. However, what concerns me is the person who has known the Lord for years and stopped changing a long time ago. What’s more, they’ve become crankier and meaner, yet they quote the Bible all the time.

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