What Does God Desire In Salvation?

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Deuteronomy 28.63:
And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it. (ESV)

Ezekiel 18.30-32:
"Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live." (ESV)

Then read John Piper's article, "Are There Two Wills In God?"

A judge may not want to sentence someone to death because he cares for that person, while doing it all the same because he cares for justice all the more. God does not seem to delight in the death of the wicked, though He does not save everyone because He delights in His glory all the more. (See Romans 9.14-24)

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