The word “parable” is commonly associated with the New Testament. When we hear the word we’re quickly reminded of the wisdom of Jesus and the parables that He used to illustrate truth. If you turn back the pages, however, you’ll find a little parable tucked away in the pages of the Old Testament.
In Ezekiel chapter 3 we see that God had appointed Ezekiel as a watchman. In those days towers were built so that a watchman could stand guard to look over the fields or the gates of a city. Because of its height, one could see the enemy approaching from a distance giving them enough time to sound a warning. The parable points out that those who hear the sound also have the responsibility of heeding the warning.
So it is with those who hear the Word of God. As believers, we have a responsibility to take action, to adhere to God’s Word, and to protect ourselves from the enemy. If we hope to grow in our faith, we need to be heeding the word, not just reading the Word.
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Read “The Parable of the Watchman” found in Ezekiel 33:1-20.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.(James 1:22, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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