"Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live."
Many people turn their backs on Christianity because they think God is mean, judgmental, vengeful, etc. Ezekiel shows us that our God is just and righteous, but he finds no pleasure in disciplining His people. It is our choice to obey or disobey his righteous law. I am thankful for His mercy -- which gives us the opportunity to turn from sin and rely on His loving forgiveness.
One Thing: Our God is just, and it is His love for us that causes Him to say, "Turn, and live."