16At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.” (Ezekiel 3:17)
The verses starting with Ezekiel 3:16, state that God gave the prophet Ezekiel the charge of being “a watchman” for the people of Israel. That meant that God was going to hold Ezekiel personally responsible for all the Israelites that did not hear the warning God spoke. If the person chose to not believe God’s warnings after hearing it from the Prophet, then that person would be held personally responsible for their future. Ezekiel had to carry his message to every Israelite for his own salvation. What an enormous responsibility that must have been!
As a Christian, and soon to be a Christian who has read the entire Word of God, you too share the responsibility of the Watchman. Jesus gave us the charge to bring His Gospel to the ends of the world. This may seem like an enormous task or responsibility, so overwhelming that most never try. Instead of taking on the role of carrying the Gospel to the furthest corners of the globe, why not just, at the very least, spread that message to your immediate circles and let the wisdom and knowledge you have learned this year be that one thing you are sharing on social media. Take on the role of the Watchman and watch the world become a little better of a place.
Mike Donehey, the former front-man for Tenth Avenue North, released his debut album, entitled “Fourish,” on Friday. It is a wonderful album to relax and listen to (which you can do by clicking here). I’m pretty sure I shared the song below when it was first released as a single, but I want to share it again, since Mr. Donehey released the official music video and this song is a beautiful reminder to look for the glory in this beautiful life God has given us.
Reading plan: Titus 1:10-16
Deeper reading plan: Ezekiel 3, 4