"Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have trangressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, O house of Israel?" Exekiel 18:31

    "As I live, says the LORD God, I have no pleasue in the death of the wicked; but the wicked turn from his way and live" Ez.33:11. In spite of this assurance, and in spite of countless invitations to repentance and faith, many go on to accept the grace and mercy of God and the forgiveness which He so freely offers. It is to them that God calls, "Why will ye die?"

    These are the words of a loving Father. "Why will ye die?" The words are full of meaning. Do you not know that a life of unbelief and sin leads straight to eternal damnation? Do you not know that there is a way out for you, a sure way, whick I the LORD have prepared for you? Do you not know that I love you and that I sent My own dear Son into suffering and death for our sakes, to save you from eternal death, to enable you to live with Me forever in heaven? Do you not realize what joy and what glory is in store for you in heaven? In heaven you will be with Me and the holy angles. There is fullness of Joy. There you will find pleasures forevermore. There you will be in the presence of your Savior, who loved you unto death. You will not be bothered by hunger, or thirst, or heat, or cold, and I myself will wipe away all tears from your eyes. There will be no sorrow or pain, but the only joy, all day and night long, unspeakable joy. Why, then, will ye die? Only believe, and your salvatioin is assured."

    Christian friends a turnaround is always possible for the sinner. This is what God was saying to Israel through the prophet Ezekiel. Because He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, He pleads with them to repent. Perhaps you feel that such  turnaround is not fair, or you may think you're too bad to begin anew. If you trust Jesus as your Savior, you'll make that possibility a reality.

How can you go another day?   From God's great plan no more delay;   Just trust in Christ - His Word believe,   Eternal life you will receive.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - There are one so good that they can save themselves - none so bad that God cannot save them.