Pleasing God

“Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” declares the Sovereign LORD. “Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? ” (Ezekiel 18:22–23, NIV 1984).

My Musings – God does not gleefully watch for us to mess up so He can crush us.  Rather, through His Son, “He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5, NIV 1984). 

God is not disappointed when we repent and receive life.  No, it was for this very reason that Jesus “bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isaiah 53:12, NIV 1984). 

My Advice – Let’s not deny God His pleasure.  Let’s not disappoint Him by turning our backs on the costly sacrifice of His Son on the cross.  Rather, let’s turn from our wicked ways and live.  “I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10–11, NIV 1984).