Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shooting The Messenger

"Not everyone is called to be a watchman. However, some are. Do you remember Jeremiah in the Old Testament? God called him to tell the children of Israel the truth. The children of Israel did not want to hear the truth. The people hated Jeremiah. The people devised plans against Jeremiah. Does that make Jeremiah a bad guy because he was telling people what God had said?

Today, like in the past, when a watchman warns what is ahead, the people don’t want to hear it. They want to shoot the watchman or destroy the watchman with their words.

God’s Word should be our standard for truth. Check it out."

From Shepherds Or Wolves

Commentary by Roger Oakland at Understand The Times

1 comment:

Ron Livesay said...

Paul asked the following rhetorical question of the churches in Galatia: “So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16, NASB). Obviously, speaking the truth is always the right thing to do, regardless of what may happen as a result. We are serving the Lord, not men.

This came from my article, "Speak the Truth," found at