“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately” (Ezekiel 3:17 NLT).


God called Ezekiel to be a prophet and a “watchman” for Israel. A “watchman” was to keep watch over the camp during the night to sound a warning should danger appear. Ezekiel’s “watchman” duties however, were to keep watch to warn his people of sin and judgment, and to give them the sure Word of God that they might repent. This was a sober calling. God warned Ezekiel that if he was silent and failed to warn someone, that not only would that person die in their sin, but their blood would be upon Ezekiel for staying silent. But while God made Ezekiel responsible for preaching to them, He did not hold him accountable for their response. If he warned them and they didn’t repent, their blood was on them. Who are the “watchmen” of this generation that God has called? Aren’t they just as accountable to proclaim His Word to others?
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for the calling You have given us to be witnesses for Your Son. We would not turn away from this commission. Empower us with Your Spirit to give out the Gospel clearly and entire, so that sinners might be saved. We will leave the results up to You, but help us to be obedient to give out the Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.