The Lord said if He told Ezekiel to warn a wicked man of impending judgment and Ezekiel failed to do so, depriving the wicked man of the opportunity to repent, the Lord would require his blood from Ezekiel. The Lord then said, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live.” (Ezekiel 33:11).
As I watched young Americans dancing in the street in front of The White House last night, celebrating the death of Bin Laden, it didn’t sit right with me.
As ambassadors of King Jesus and His kingdom, we are to represent Him to a screwed-up world. While the killing of Bin Laden was probably necessary, transformation is always preferable to termination. When transformation is not possible, there should be no pleasure in the alternative.
The Lord takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.
As you digest the death of Bin Laden today, remember that. The world will be watching. GS