God’s Pleasure

God’s Pleasure

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible is filled with warnings. Ezekiel, for example, was called to deliver messages of judgment. It is possible to read these warnings and assume that God desired vengeance. But His Word gives us a more complete picture.

Yes, God does deliver prophecies of judgment. Yet, as He made clear to Ezekiel, He warns us not because He desires to punish, but because He loves us and wants the best for us. The warnings are designed to help us.

In fact, He has no pleasure in the death of anyone, not even the wicked. His plea, through Ezekiel, was that all who are not living in accordance with His laws would turn and live, that they would change.

God’s true desire was clearly demonstrated when He sent Jesus. The fact is that He loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” He did not send Jesus to condemn us “but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

He is a loving Father who wants the best for His children. He simply wants us not to be fooled by deception and false promises, to stay away from temptations, and to live according to His purposes. He wants us to be saved.

Remember, God desires the best for you. Cooperate with Him. Experience His love. And pray for the salvation of the lost.