What is more important than evangelism for those who know the truth of the doom of the lost? It is simply impossible to think of anything more vital than to warn the lost of the danger of their souls.
Brother Arne shares the sharp reality of God’s charge too Ezekiel.
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. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.Ezekiel 3:17-19
Each soul who has been mercifully saved is now a watchman for the souls of others. Someone shared the Gospel with every born again soul, someone prayed for every soul who has been moved to see their sin and sought salvation, every Christian was warned by a watchman of the danger their souls was in.
All Christians who know the truth through the evident transformation of their lives and the joy of Christ in their lives, now have both a burden and a responsibility for those ignorant of the danger they are in.
Jesus died for the sins of the world, that the world though him might be saved. It is incomprehensible to think that there is any higher duty to those who know the truth of what he did, to keep it to themselves.
Perhaps we will not be in heaven for even a moment before our thoughts turn to those who we neglected to share the hope of the Gospel to. Even strangers will burden our hearts, those who we sat next to in the train, or the bus, those who stood near us in the supermarket, how much more our neighbours and loved ones?
For what does the watchman care more to neglect such a responsibility and duty?