Are you listening to the watchman?

The thirty-third chapter of the Book of Ezekiel begins with the Lord telling the prophet that he was to reveal to his people the purpose of a watchman, which was something they should have known, but they were living as though they did not know it,

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand’” (Ezek iel 33.1–6).

Then the Lord showed them how a prophet functioned in the same way, and they were not listening to His prophets. Therefore, the prophets would save their own lives, but the people would suffer horribly for not heeding the warning.

Are you heeding the warnings of the Scriptures?

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