On Shavuot (Pentecost), the first Believers, who were nearly all Jewish, recognized that the New Covenant had begun, but they didn’t immediately recognize that non-Jews should be part of God’s people or His New Covenant blessings.
While the people of Nazareth rejected Jesus in spite of the fact that he grew up there, others poked fun at Him because He grew up there, such as Nathaniel who said, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46)
A house, a kingdom, a throne — forever.
These are just a few of the things God promises to give David, a man who captured God’s heart. But not only David.
The promises are part of the Davidic Covenant, which would not only bless David and his descendant, it is even now blessing Jewish and Gentile Believers.
The purpose of the book of Jonah is to show that God is a merciful and gracious God. Although the wicked city of Nineveh deserved to be crushed immediately, God was patient towards them. A reluctant prophet, Jonah originally ran from God before delivering a message of repentance to the nation of Nineveh.