5 Oct 06. Thursday. Tired… but not hiding

“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. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel’” Ezekiel 33:11

I’ve once heard someone said that the God of the OT is a God of wrath and judgement, the NT God a God of mercy. It didn’t make sense to me then, as I know that God is a consistent God, irrespective of OT or NT. Even through the prophet Ezekiel, God announced His heartbeat: He wants His people to repent and live, not to continue in their evil ways and hence die. And even as God demonstrates His love to us, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, almost every NT book mentioned the second coming of Christ and the consequent judgement of man. He is faithful and unchanging.

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