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.


Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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