Just Because It’s In The Bible Doesn’t Make It Right

osamaToday, of course, is the 16th “anniversary” of that horrible September morning.

In watching the news earlier, I saw an interview with the Seal warrior who actually blew away Osama years later…

Prior to the interview the network showed a clip of Americans celebrating in the streets as they learned of Bin Laden’s death.

I recall that night also…and remember thinking of Ezekiel 33.11:

“Tell them, ‘As I live – this is the declaration of the Lord GOD – I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways!'”

I remember shaking my head and thinking, “I get it, but…”

Then later this morning read this:

Proverbs 11.10b, “…when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.”

Is this a contradiction?

Of course not.

God desires that no man perish.

The Proverbs line is simply an observation of fact, not an “okay” to rejoice at death.

“But Osama was…”

A sinner.

Like you. Like me.

The worst sinner I know is Jack Hager.