(Act 20:31) “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
Do I believe in the reality of God’s judgment? Do I live with the consciousness of my responsibilities to declare the whole counsel of God? Many times this is buried in the back of my mind. Life comes at me at the speed of light and the thing that should be in my waking consciousness, the thought of God’s judgment on those who don’t know Him, goes on the “backburner.”
(Eze 33:6) “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
I am a watchman standing on the wall looking out over the desolate plain as the enemy approaches. Do I blow the trumpet or do I fail to warn those around me? Are discussions about the skill of holding the trumpet distracting me? Do I become caught up in the arguments over the proper finger placement on the trumpet? I pray that God would give me the passion and compassion to just hold the Word of God up and sound out the warning to those in danger.
(Act 20:26-27) “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
Renewed Thought – Lord, help me to live consciously today with a broken heart for those who need You.