Ezekiel 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
God asks the question and it is a rhetorical question. Does He get any pleasure from the death of the wicked or lost man? No, He doesn’t! Wouldnâ€™t He get more pleasure from the wicked turning and returning to God so that he could live? Of course, He would!
The next question is do we realize that God has a plan that He is working in this world? Does He get pleasure out of people going to Hell?
What are we doing with our time, our influence, our lives to keep people out of Hell? Are you giving money that will send preachers to take the good news to foreign lands?
He gets no pleasure from people dying and neither should we! I know you do not and you were quick to add that as you read that statement. But I wonder if we are really trying to do anything that will keep people from Hell and get them to Heaven?