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A Watchman

September 22, 2008 Leave a comment

At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. — Ezekiel 3:16-17

At church today, I learned that God calls us to be a watchman for His people. One meaning is that God is calling us to spread His gospel to those who do not know about it, who are going against His ways. To me, this also means, God calls us to be a watchman for our brothers and sisters in Christ and respond in love, patience, and humility of course. I had the opportunity to read it out loud in Vietnamese and English in front of the congregation. The outer preparation prepared my heart for what God wanted to say to me. To be a watchman — what a big responsibility and discipline that I feel somewhat lacking in lately. Partly due to move into a new community, partly due to my lack of heart and pro-activeness. It’s an area I need prayer on — to find and be a part of God’s community.

Other powerful word from the sermon:

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. – 2 Timothy 4:2

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. — James 4:17

Foodie 9/21: Pasta, fried rice, banh canh!

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