Ezekiel 33:3-7 (NLT)
3 When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he blows the alarm to warn the
people. 4 Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action--well, it is
their own fault if they die. 5 They heard the warning but wouldn't listen, so
the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could
have saved their lives. 6 But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn't
sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their deaths. They
will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman accountable. 7 "Now, son
of man, I am making you a watchman for the people of Israel. Therefore, listen
to what I say and warn them for me.

God is speaking to Ezekiel and is appointing him as watchman over Israel. As
watchman, God gives him a specific duty to warn others of the enemies
approach. It then becomes the responsibility of the person hearing the warning
to take action. However, if Ezekiel fails in his duty to give the warning he
becomes responsible for the deaths and those people die with their sins.

On March 7, 1928, the St. Francis Reservoir was completely filled for the first
time., Tony Harnischfeger, the damkeeper discovered leaks, but Chief Engineer
William Mulholland was convinced they were relatively minor. On the morning of
March 12, Harnischfeger discovered a new leak and called for Mulholland, his
son Perry, and assistant Harvey van Norman to investigate. Perry thought the
leak looked serious, but Mulholland felt it was a typical concrete dam leak and
declared the dam safe. Three minutes before midnight on March 12, 1928 the St.
Francis Dam catastrophically failed and swept through the Santa Clara Valley
towards the Pacific Ocean. Over 500 people were killed. When the flood was
over, parts of Ventura County lay under 70 feet of mud and debris. Had
Mulholland only WARNED the people in Santa Clara Valley lives could have been
SAVED. There is a point to the story. People die every day without being warned
about the sin in their lives. Romans 6:23 gives us a WARNING, "FOR THE WAGES OF
SIN IS DEATH". But they also miss what the verse tells them and that is "the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". Have you been a
watchman and given the warning to anyone lately? Pray that God would lead you
to share your testimony of faith in Jesus Christ with someone and warn them of
the dangers that are approaching. Pray for strength against the enemy to share
the good news of Jesus Christ.