Friday, March 15, 2019

Blind Watchmen: How Did We Miss the Disaster of Suburbia?

Yahweh called Ezekiel to serve as watchman for his people (Ezekiel 3:16-21, 33:1-9). If Ezekiel shouted Yahweh’s warning and they repented, good; if not, bad. If bad without the warning, though, Yahweh would hold Ezekiel responsible.

Since the first Pentecost, Jesus has called Christians and churches to serve as his watchmen for the world. Even now Jesus does for us and through us what Yahweh did for and through Ezekiel. When he tells us repentance is needed to avoid destruction, our responsibility is to relay the message to our companion Christians and churches and, through them, to the world.