The Death of the Wicked

 11Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? (Ezekiel 33:11, King James Version)

As long as a man or woman draws breath, there is a chance of repentance.  God will often show great patience in how He deals with even the most wicked.  There does come a time when every human being draws their last breath, though, and how we die says as much about our lives as anything else.  Will we finish with God’s favor or His disfavor?

While it isn’t wrong to celebrate the triumph over evil, we must remember that every human being is a potential child of God.  We must remember from where and from whom evil ultimately comes, and we need to be mindful of the hold of deceit that being has over this present world.  We must take care that we do not cross a line in our triumph or our glorying into wickedness ourselves.

 7 Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom
         The day of Jerusalem,
         Who said, “Raze it, raze it,
         To its very foundation!”
          (Psalm 137:7, New King James Version)

 6For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;

   7Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 25:6-7, King James Version)

We should be mindful of Who the Judge of all the earth is.  We need to remember to judge ourselves first and foremost, lest we be judged by Him.

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