Today, 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…”
Like you. Like me.
The worst sinner I know is Jack Hager.