Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 / Hebrews 13:1-25 / Psalms 115:1-18 / Proverbs 27:21-22
Ezekiel 33:11 & 15-16
“Say to them, “As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel? (V.15) If the wicked restore what he has stolen and walks in the statutes of LIFE without committing iniquity, he shall surely live, he shall not die! None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right and shall surely live!”
Throughout the Bible God SHOUTS this theme of FORGIVENESS, RESTORATION and HEALING! His heart breaks when people turn from Him and reject the abundant LIFE He wants to give. His ways are the absolute BEST for us, He deeply loves us and desires to walk closely with us, help us navigate the ever-changing waters of this life and lead us into the peace only He can give.
Satan loves to create a false picture of God…that He is an angry, ego-centric judge sitting up in Heaven on a big golden throne with His arms crossed, enthusiastically waiting to strike sinners with bolts of lightening at the slightest hint of them breaking the “rules”. SOOO FALSE!
We MUST choose to reject that CRAZY lie and believe the TRUTH:
Our LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER is waiting with arms open wide, ready to receive anyone whose heart is humbled, yielded and surrendered to Him. HE PROMISES TO FORGIVE, RESTORE AND HEAL THOSE WHOSE HEARTS ARE TRULY REPENTANT – NO MATTER WHAT THEIR PAST HAS BEEN. His great desire is to rescue, equip, lead and walk with His children in a deep, abiding, ever-growing relationship so they can live the lives of adventure and purpose that He created each us to have!