“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:
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. 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.
“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. 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.”
The watchman was an important occupation. His job was keeping watch while others went about their business. While the city slept the watchman was on guard.
If danger approached the city he sounded the alarm. Anyone that did not heed the alarm could not blame the watchman.
However, if danger came upon the city and the watchman did not sound the alarm, then he was solely responsible for the lives captured or lost.
You are the watchman for the Lord.
Danger is upon the lost soul, forever condemning them.
Sound the alarm.
Shout the Good News!
Spread the word of God.
Redemption is here!
Forgiveness is available.
Salvation is at hand.
Spread the word.