Years ago when I managed hundreds of people I made a statement often, “If you are ever let go from our company, it will never be a surprise. I will always give you plenty of warning and allow time to make adjustments.” What is striking about the prophetic writings is that God gives detailed warnings of what is about to happen. In the end, there is no excuse when His judgment comes.
The apostle Paul, by inspiration of God, wrote (Romans 6:23),
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Warnings like that abound throughout the New Testament for unbelievers. We have a gracious God who loves us and wants us to obey–And just like Israel and the other nations in our passage, He even gives us time to make our own attitude adjustments.
Read Ezekiel 24:1 – 27:36