Ezekiel, I have appointed you to stand watch for the people of Israel. So listen to what I say, then warn them for me. When I tell wicked people they will die because of their sins, you must warn them to turn from their sinful ways. But if you refuse to warn them, you are responsible for their death. If you do warn them, and they keep sinning, they will die because of their sins, and you will be innocent.
MemoryVerse: I am sending you like lambs into a pack of wolves. Matthew 10:16a
A few days ago, I listened to a random message that was aimed at drawing the line between Christians and believers and with a very unsettled mind, I began to ponder on the conversation as if not knowing my place in the kingdom. I really wanted to know at what point we start to take responsibility for others and not just ourselves. With all those questions, I engage in conversation with most people around me, trying to get an understanding of their views as Christians.
Christianity is often preached in isolation as if once an individual becomes a Christian, there is an invisible shield from the rest of the world. This is the reason why sometimes we begin to see every other person as a potential danger, deciding to have absolutely nothing to do with them. As such, we build our own circle of people we want to relate with, cutting out anyone not in our supposed circle.
The term Dormant is often used for businesses and accounts with no activity over a period of time. Though they have an open status and have the potential to transact, they have no significant activity taking place.
Whiles this approach is not completely wrong, because after all, we all are trying to guard our heart according to the word of God in Proverbs 4:23, but we may sometimes forget that Christianity is about love.
The moment we become Christians, we become watchmen for Christ and watchmen have responsibilities and accountabilities. We often get carried away with the religious activities forgetting that our primary responsibility is to love others, help each other grow, sharpen each other, and watch and warn others in love when our own Obedience is complete. Failing to do this makes us accountable because we know the truth and failing to share it is a sin unto God.
Being saved is one thing, from there we become children of God but what is our intention? To remain dormant or to be God’s watchman?
Our complete salvation is in being saved and attempting to save others!
Father I am grateful for your Love. For all you have done for me and for your grace unmerited.
- Forgive my sins Lord and create in me a new heart.
- Help me to be obedient Lord, and to be a doer of your word
- Help me to sharpen others, be a good light, and be a good example unto others.
- Thank you Lord, in Jesus name I Pray, Amen.