I would like to see us explore the depth of versus. Not argue about them but allow the living aspect of the word to help us discover more views of a passage. If you all think this is a good idea, please bring your versus to the board. I will start; Jonah 4:10,11 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? I see here Jonah judged and didn't appreciate or value the souls of his fellow man enough to find them worthy of his witness. He considered Neniveh so much a lost cause that he booked passage on a ship bound for Tarshish. Now the 4th chapter makes me wonder what kind of message did the preacher preach that he leaves the city and set's up camp waiting to see it's destruction? 4:1 says it displeased Jonah to preach in this city. Here, GOD builds him protection from the elements then has a worm destroy that protection. This allowed us to see Jonah's compassion was more for a gourd than it was for his fellowman. How many times do we stop short of the bar's thinking there is no hope for those in a bar? How many times do we walk past the begger thinking there is no hope for the beggar? How many people in our own churches have we past judgment on thinking there is no hope for that person. Has GOD built us protection in the form of houses, money and jobs that he will soon take away? Thoughts?