Jonah knew that God is gracious and compassionate. God wants to bring salvation to the Great city of Nineveh! Nineveh was the the Capital of Assyria. Assyria was the great world power. “the city of Blood” as per Nahum, full of wickedness. God has a great heart, because it turns out God has a great heart for the great city. Jonah is qouting here the most famous confession of God’s identity in the history of Israel, when God revealed himself to Moses on Mount Sinai. God’s love Manifest itself i his accessibility to all, regardless of our reputation, nationality and race.