MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Scripture: Acts 20:25-27
Acts 20:25-27 says, “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.” It is obvious that the Apostle Paul fully understood the principle of the watchman, espoused in Ezekiel. Paul was convinced it still applied operationally and functionally in the New Testament. It did not pass away with the New Covenant. It still works today! But do we act accordingly? Do we warn our friends? Do we make ourselves available with an understanding that in certain situations we are responsible to warn people about what they are headed into? If we do not, then we become guilty of their blood when destruction hits. It is very important not to diminish the Word. What does that say to us about churches today that embrace a seeker-sensitive model where they avoid the topic of sin? What does it tell us when people in the pulpit avoid any subject that might offend? What does a church look like where the watchmen are silent?