Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.

God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The scripture doesn’t say God takes no pleasure in killing the wicked. It says He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. God desires that all men be saved and have eternal life (1 Tim. 2:4). The wicked die based on the consequence of their actions.

If God doesn’t kill the wicked and He takes no pleasure in their death, how can we, as believers, say He takes the righteous? When people die, believers have the tendency to say “God took that person home.” Because everyone handles death differently, that saying gives some people a sense of peace, but for others, it leads to them blaming God. That blame can ultimately lead people to having a grudge against God or worse, unbelief.

God is not in the habit of killing people. Don’t blame God for death. He’s not an assassin. God promises us 120 protected years on this earth. Releasing our faith for those 120 years, His protection, along with our obedience to the Holy Spirit regarding how we should live, will allow us to have long abundant life, just as He promised (Psalm 91:16).