Speaking to warn – we must



It is a loving and obedient thing to warn others, that is, to help them to experience a genuine Biblical fear of God. Yet we need to do this prayerfully and respectfully. May Jesus help us when the need confronts us!


Ezekiel 3

16 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

20 “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”


 

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13 thoughts on “Speaking to warn – we must

  1. 2 Corinthian 2:14-17 reminds us, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”

    It is not of our concern to worry about who will receive or reject us for we are told beforehand those who are destined to salvation will receive us and those who are perishing will find us to be a stench.

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  2. Acts 18:6
    But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

    What can you do after you have warned a person and they still persist in false teachings? You move on to help someone else. They will have to answer for rejecting God’s truth, their blood is on their own head meaning they are guilty of not submitting to God’s will.

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  3. Hi, Spaniardviii! Thank you for this passage from Acts that shows what Paul did and said when he had spoken the truth and it was rejected. What you’ve said is true, we must move on and help others. Those who refused to listen are responsible before God. It’s good to have you comment. Lord bless you and your family!

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