The king of Nineveh repented, and we wonder why. The only explanation for the king’s confession (and for your own) is that God fills the emptiness in the human heart so effectively that our normal and natural response (albeit with the help of God Himself) is to seek God’s forgiveness and comfort. The stubborn person who resists and refuses God’s overture-not the repentant sinner-should be the cause of bewilderment.
The conversion of this person reminds us that a king’s wealth and power are nothing compared to finding peace with God. In the New Testament, finding peace with God is worth everything a person owns (Matthew 13:45-46); nothing compensates for the loss of relationship with God.
JONAH 3:6 – 6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.