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Unveiling The Way
NOVEMBER 16, 2023
Daily Reading – Ezekiel 1-4 / Hebrews 11
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
The question rings out loud and clear from Genesis 4:9,“…Am I My Brothers Keeper?” Cain had just murdered Abel, and God was asking him where his brother was. Cain is sort of saying, am I responsible for the welfare of my brother? On the one hand the answer must be no. No one can secure the complete safety or security of another person. However, we also must answer the question, “yes.” Everyone is somewhat responsible for doing the best they can to keep one another from harm.
In today’s verse Ezekiel is given the position of watchman. You could sort of call him the assigned, “Brothers Keeper.” God explains to Ezekiel what the job entails. He said, I have given you a warning for the people. If you do not share the warning and they die, it is just as if you killed them. You will be responsible for their death. However, if you do the best that you can to warn them and they do not listen, your hands are clean, you did the best you could. Jesus gave us the same charge in Mark 16:15-16,“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” We can never save the world. God knows that. Still, we can do our part. God knows that too. “Am I my Brothers Keeper?” “Yes,” you are a watchman, for today. You are called to unveil the way
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God knows what we cannot do and does not expect that of us. However, we and God both know what we can do. He does expect that of us. Are we doing our part? Are we visiting the lost, witnessing, sending, and handing out tracks?
Are we unveiling the way of salvation?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director