Why would God give Jonah a Godly Revelatory message to warn the city of Nineveh? ( like why wouldn't God just raise a prophet from Nineveh who could have warned them? Why Jonah, an Israelite foreigner in the eyes of Nineveh, of all people? )
(Jonah 1:1-3) The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
@levan-gigineishvili, Thank you for posting back.
However, Would there also be a possibility that Jonah was apathetic to the dire circumstances that Nineveh faced(i.e that Nineveh's sinfulness had reached a God-defined threshold that would lead to severe Godly disciplining/Godly wrath)? let's say a Christian America's Southern Bible Belt receives Godly revelation message to become a Christian missionary in today's secular modern Western Europe( modern day France, Germany, Sweden, etc. ) In today's world, modern Western Europe is quite socially liberal, and the Christian movement Relatively weak compared to the American Southern Bible Belt. Broadly speaking, Americans get along reasonably well with Europeans politically, socially, etc. But, the American from the American South could be reluctant to go because he is apathetic like Jonah. But God sees him as the perfect candidate because he has No vested interest/No fleshly desires that can be satisfied by preaching to secular Europe. Jonah might have just been apathetic about Nineveh. Would that be a possiblity?