What Are You Watching? (Ezekiel 33; Psalm 81-82)

“So you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel.  Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.”  Ezekiel 33:7

Last week many of the national TV networks (In the United States) began their fall line up of new episodes of programing.  Many people were anxiously awaiting the new season of their favorite TV programs.  Recently I encountered someone from another city who said they had favorite shows to watch every night of the week.  I thought, “This could not be good.”

Question:  “What are you and I watching?”

Believe it or not, what we watch plays a big role in how we carry out our lives.

Think it through:

Ezekiel has been called of God to be a prophet for God’s people during their exile.  His job was simple.  He was to share with God’s people what God was sharing with him.

God’s describes this calling in the form of a metaphor.  The metaphor being that of a guard who is responsible to stand at his post, most likely on a spot on top of the wall by the gate of the city.  He was to watch for the enemy and he was to warn his people if an enemy would come.

This was his job.  If he warned the people and they did not heed the warning, he was in the clear.  But if he did not warn the people, then he was guilty of not doing his job.  So the question that we would ask the watchman each night was this, “What are you watching?”

Let’s dig deeper:

1.  Is God speaking to us today?  If so, what is He saying?

2.  What is our response to what He is saying?

Now let’s dig even deeper:

1.  Are we setting aside time each day to comprehend what He is saying?

2.  How much time are we setting aside to communicate with others what He is saying?

Our response:

It is so true, “What we give ourselves too is really what we are passionate about!!!”  This day I know there is both eternal and personal implications to what I have read.  Listen to what the Lord says, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked would turn from his way and live.”  The Apostle Peter shares this same message in II Peter 3:9.  The question is, “What are we watching?”

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