So, last week the Lord dropped this in my spirit – “You knew it about it and did nothing. Don’t say you didn’t know because you did” This left me on a particular passage for days. This is the scripture
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.
The words ‘I didn’t know’ don’t cut it with God. God knows that you knew but yet you did nothing about it. As I was pondering on this word, I was reminded of what God told Ezekiel about being a watchman. Ezekiel 33 tells us that God had told Ezekiel that he was a watchman over Israel and that he should hear the voice of God and give the warning.
Ezekiel 33:6 – But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths.
There is nothing like hearing the word of God and not acting upon it, that in itself is disobedience. It almost as if to say that you knew he was coming but you went to hide and now you have to deal with the consequence of your actions.
Within society, this principle also takes hold as well. It’s important to pass on what we know and tell those that need to know. If you are told certain information which could cause harm to someone or even themselves, it’s vitally important that you tell someone. If you don’t pass it on and something happens, everybody will look at you.
So, going back to the passage in Proverbs, I believe that God is telling us to go out into the world and save the lost, the people who are living in self-condemnation, the sick and everyone within the world. It’s our responsibility to go and save them and set them free.
Once God has told you something, we really can’t say that we didn’t know about because God knows that we knew. The worst thing is knowing about a thing and not doing anything about it.
Let’s be obedient unto the voice of the Lord.