Watchmen warn


In Bible times they used the shofar to warn

Ezekiel 33 and Titus 3 God called Ezekiel to be a watchman on the wall; he was to be a lookout, an observer. As he saw the danger approaching, he was to blow the trumpet and warn the people of impending judgment. The trumpet was a ram’s horn or a shofar. It was used in Bible times of Ezekiel and also at the feast of trumpets. It was so strong that the people who heard it trembled. If one heard the trumpet, he was to heed the warning. If he did, he would find safety, but if not, he would not be able to save his life. Ezekiel was to be God’s watchman, not with a shofar but with his voice. God placed His voice in Ezekiel’s life to use him as a trumpet to remind people of their sins.

God has called us to be a watchman to the unsaved. We have God’s Word and the truth that the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared in the life of His Son, Jesus Christ. We are to remind them that salvation is not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. [Titus 3:4-6]

Where are we fulfilling that role in real-time?

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