Today the Bible opened to a good reminder. It is never too late to turn back to God. God is always willing to take us back.
But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live. He shall not die! None of the crimes he has committed shall be remembered against him; he shall live because of the justice he has shown. Do I find pleasure in the death of the wicked—oracle of the Lord GOD? Do I not rejoice when they turn from their evil way and live?
We all sin. Sometimes worse than others. No matter how wicked we may have been, God wants us to return to Him. He rejoices when we return to Him. I love the last line: “Do I not rejoice when they turn from their evil way and live?” God wants us to live! He rejoices, not because He wants to control us — but He wants us to be happy. He wants us to live! It is for our good, not His.
Your love amazes me. How awesome is your justice. Thank you for loving us! Thank you for wanting good for us. Help us to want good for ourselves. Help us to choose good over evil. Help us to turn to you and know, no matter what we may have done, we can make amends by returning to you.