Ezekiel 20:4 This Is Not The Believer’s Function

Ezekiel 20:4 (KJV)
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

The elders had come to enquire of the Lord before Ezekiel. God’s first word was that He would not be enquired of them. Then God turned his attention to Ezekiel and cautioned him not to judge them. That was not his function or place.

  • God had already made a judgment against the elders of Israel
  • Ezekiel was not to judge the elders of Israel

But then Ezekiel was to preach and declare the word of God, including His judgment.

Our world has forever been twisted on this matter, and I do not believe it will get any better. Those walking away from God’s will never appreciate hearing that this is what they are doing. Whether they receive and whether they get angry is not the point. It is the preacher’s duty to tell them.

It is not the preacher’s duty to judge them.

I read that John Quincy Adams’ in his lifelong battle against slavery, once said, “the duty is ours, the results are God’s.”

That applies in a great many fields of life.

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Ezekiel 20:4 This Is Not The Believer’s Function

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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