Monday, August 16, 2010


Ezekiel 3:17

"Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel."…

Ezekiel was the only prophet appointed to be a watchman for the people. Habakkuk once mentioned standing in the watch, but Ezekiel was the only watchman.

What do you think this means?

Well, upon study this is what I learned. First, he was to watch for their safety. Second, Preach for Edification, Third he was to pray for eternal welfare and last to watch for the care and welfare of the people. He had a lot on his shoulders. He was to constantly warn and continually warn the people about their sins. He was to be obedient to the LORD with the constant preaching about God. God put the care and welfare of the people on Ezekiel. He had a lot on him.

God wanted His Word taught. One commentary warned about human creeds and traditions being taught instead of His Word. God's Word is all that will be successful in the act of saving people. Preachers are to commune with the Spirit and teach what God wants taught. Is this happening in our world today? God's Word or what is easier to hear, which is taught at your church? Sometimes God's Word isn't necessarily what we want to hear, because we aren't being obedient, so fluff is easier to listen to, but is it saving souls?

We need to care enough about those around us that we talk about God's Word! We need to be obedient and share God's Word and not our own. Ezekiel "the watchman" was obedient, are we?

Sweet Blessings,



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, wow! We don't know these things if we are not in the Word.

Hosea 4:6 says, "my people are destroyed because of the lack of knowledge." The priests were failing to preach God's Word to the people.

You are right, fluff is easier to hear. Our flesh wants to hear fluff not the Truth of God's Word.

Lord, may we love your Holy Word and yearn for it, that we may know You the One True Living God who has spoken to us.