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Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.
In the context of this passage, Israel was paying for her wickedness and rebellion against the Lord Almighty. In the middle of it all, the Lord says through His prophet Ezekiel, “I don’t take any pleasure seeing the wicked die. I’d much rather see them turn from their wicked ways and live.”
This is an Old Testament truth that explodes in the New Testament when St. Peter writes that our God, “Is not willing that any should perish. He wants everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9). If heaven were to scream ONE word to earth to those who say no to Jesus, it might be, “Turn Turn Turn!” Our great God wants no one to wallow in their sin and one day face death. Instead, He wants ALL of us to come to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus is Lord. Repentance has to do with turning from my way and toward God’s way. Many reject this, yet millions the world over make the switch each year. Why? Because they’ve come to learn that Jesus’ words, “I am the way and the truth and the life,” is what they’ve been searching for. I will do my part to fulfill the mission of heaven, to see the world “Turn Turn Turn” while I have breath. Please join me.
This AM, I re-up my commitment to be an evangelist of the “Good News.” The world has seen and heard enough bad news; help me be a promoter of Your “Good News.” Amen