Daily Solutions 2013

April 01, 2015

MURDER

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ezekiel 3:17-21


When...thou givest him not warning...the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Ezekiel 3:18

What does this mean: "Blood will be required at your hand?"

I remember when my father, a lawyer, was the attorney for a man accused of murder. My wife Adelaide, and her friend Rev. Sackey, were junior lawyers working with my father. It was an interesting case to follow.

Before the jury gave its final verdict, Rev. Sackey had to make a final address in defence of the accused man. The packed-to-capacity court room was tense, as both families followed the proceedings. What was happening? People were requiring the blood of the slain farmer from the hands of the accused.

When the Bible says that God will require the blood of sinners at your hand, it simply means that you will be asked to answer for a murder charge. I am sure you don't think of yourself as a murderer or a killer. But by refusing to warn sinners, by refusing to hold crusades and by refusing to do door-to door witnessing, you are indirectly assigning people to Hell. God says that He will hold you responsible!  That is why you must preach the Gospel in every corner, on every highway and on every street.

We must have the attitude that the salvation of the whole world depends on us. I believe that God divinely blesses anyone who chooses to win souls and makes it his life's work.