5 Thoughts on the Death of Osama

It is good for the righteous to rejoice in the destruction of the wicked.
It is not good for the righteous to rejoice in the eternal damnation of one made in the image of God, undone by his own wickedness cooperating with demonic deception.

It is good for the righteous to rejoice for living in a country that stays the course in punishing evil and restraining oppression.
It is not good for the righteous to identify this as proof of any inherent goodness or favor of God upon our nation, for we are a people who tolerate the legalized murder of far more innocents than Osama bin Laden ever killed.

It is good for the righteous to mourn for the death of one who, by all appearances, did not possess saving faith in Christ.
It is not good for the righteous to be wish the wicked long life, for it is good and just for God to remove the wicked oppressors from the earth.

It is good for the righteous to practice restraint regarding proclamation of the eternal resting place of the dead, for fear of immanent death is a mighty evangelist.
It is not good for the righteous to muddy the waters of salvation before the world by constantly repeating the refrain “we don’t know where he is.” Osama is dead and is where he is. You are not, and still have influence over which father you will follow, and whose inheritance you will receive.

It is good for the righteous to rejoice in the greater protection America will now receive from terrorist attack.
It is not good for the righteous in America to be myopic and think that protection from terrorist attack is the primary purpose of God. The wicked do not fall to secure our comfort, the wicked fall to pave the way for the progress of the gospel. And the progress of the gospel will usually demand the unraveling of our comfort.

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2 responses to “5 Thoughts on the Death of Osama”

  1. Erin says :

    Well said.

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