Why will ye die?

Ezekiel 33:11

In our text this morning we read that God is not pleased to see the wicked die, but rather His desire is to see them repent of their sin and turn to Him. We know that He has said that He is not willing that any should perish, but that all might come to repentance.

The prophet Ezekiel asked the question "Why will ye die?". It certainly isn't because God wants it that way. This morning we ask that same question to those who are without Christ. "Why will ye die?" There is no need, Christ took our place and died on Calvary that we might live! So why die?

Not long ago a tragic accident took place in New York City. Rose DiSanto, 52, was dragged to death by a subway train after her purse snagged between a train's closed doors and she refused to let go of it. The headline of the New York Daily News, October 7, 1992, read: "SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE". The article went on to say that she might be alive today if three things had happened. I want to take those same three things and apply them to us today. There is no need for anyone to die and go to hell! It doesn't have to be!

I. She Might Be Alive Today If the Transit Authority Had Implemented Safety Recommendations.

II. She Might Be Alive Today If The Conductor Had Foreseen The Tragedy.

III. She Might Be Alive Today If She Had Listened To The Passengers' Screams.

This woman didn't have to die, and no one has to go to hell. Jesus made a way for us to escape that judgment and have eternal life. Trust Him today...don't wait, she delayed and was dragged to her death. Christian, awake from your sleep and see that this world is perishing. Don't allow anything to get in your way of seeing the seriousness of hell. People need the Lord and we are the only ones who can share the truth with them. God wants to save this world from sin's consequences. We must tell the lost about Christ!