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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 31,2017

We are called to watch. That doesn't mean we are passive observers, but rather diligent guardians. "Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me." (Ezekiel 3.17)

It's not an easy role, but it certainly is an important one. What God has revealed to us from His word, we relate to His people. Often His word is encouraging, but there are also sober warnings. We bring "the whole counsel of God" to bear on our lives, and the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ. After all, that's what we signed up for when we agreed to become disciples through Christ.

A specific "watchman role" falls upon elders and pastors, but that role also extends to us all. If we care about our lives, and those we love in the body of Christ, then we diligently watch according to His word. Nothing would be more unloving than to fail to bring spiritual correction and counsel to bear on the life of someone veering from the path of life.

God's word is to be applied as well as read. That why it says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."(2 Timothy 3.16-17) 

Watch out for yourself, and one another, with His word. We need to care enough to encourage with it, but also confront lovingly when needed. We are called to be diligent watchmen, for the good of His people. 


┬ęSteve Taylor, 2017

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