April 26, 2022 Bible Verse & Prayer
Topic: Be a Watchman
Bible Verse: “Put a watchman on the city wall […] ‘Day after day I have stood on the watchtower, my lord. Night after night I have remained at my post. Now at last – look! Here comes a man in a chariot!'” – Isaiah 21:6-9 NLT
April 26, 2022 Bible Verse | Devotional Message
The watchman performed critical functions for cities in biblical times. In those days before electronics, people needed to rely on their natural senses and be good observers with discernment.
These watchmen were to be always on guard and alert, always at their post, always looking out for potential danger. They observed everything around them, always ready to warn people of any threat.
Their function was important for the safety of towns and even nations. They also played a spiritual role by warning of beliefs that could weaken their resolve and poison their faith. They were alert to ideas that could creep into minds and hearts.
Our families and churches still need watchmen. The Bible warns that we face a dangerous enemy who can appear as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) but whose goal is to kill and destroy (John 10:10). We are in a spiritual war. As believers, we are called to be spiritual watchmen, constantly on guard. We are to be people of prayer, filled with the Spirit, sensitive to the Spirit.
Are you being a watchman? Are you at your post “day after day” and “night after night”? Or are you taking your safety for granted? You need to be on guard. Seek God in dedicated prayer. Ask Him about your role. Listen to His Spirit. If you are sensitive to Him, He will help you be a watchman for your family and your church.
Prayer: Father, help me to be a watchman, sensitive to attacks. Show me how I can warn others and be ready myself. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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