SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:20 Y cuando el justo se apartare de su justicia, e hiciere maldad, y yo pusiere tropiezo delante de él, él morirá, porque tú no le amonestaste; en su pecado morirá, ni sus justicias que hizo vendrán en memoria; mas su sangre demandaré de tu mano.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 3:20 Verse 20. When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness] Which these words plainly state he may do, and commit iniquity and die in his sin; and consequently die eternally, which is also here granted; if he have not been warned, though he die in his sin, the blood-the life and salvation, of this person also will God require at the watchman's hand.
Pastor hunc occidit, quia eum tacendo morti tradidit. "This man the pastor kills; for in being silent, he delivers him over to death."-GREGORY. From these passages we see that a righteous man may fall from grace, and perish everlastingly. Should it be said that it means the self-righteous, I reply, this is absurd; for self-righteousness is a fall itself, and the sooner a man falls from it the better for himself. Real, genuine righteousness of heart and life is that which is meant. Let him that standeth take heed lest he fall.
And I lay a stumbling-block before him] That is, I permit him to be tried, and he fall in the trial. God is repeatedly represented as doing things which he only permits to be done. He lays a stumbling-block, i.e., he permits one to be laid.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The preparation of the prophet for his work. (Ezek. 3:1-11) His office as that of a watchman. (Ezek. 3:12-2) The restraining and restoring his speech. (Ezek. 3:22-27)
Ezek. 3:1-11 Ezekiel was to receive the truths of God as the food for his soul, and to feed upon them by faith, and he would be strengthened Gracious souls can receive those truths of God with delight, whic speak terror to the wicked. He must speak all that, and that only which God spake to him. How can we better speak God's mind than with his words? If disappointed as to his people, he must not be offended The Ninevites were wrought upon by Jonah's preaching, when Israel wa unhumbled and unreformed. We must leave this unto the Divin sovereignty, and say, Lord, thy judgments are a great deep. They wil not regard the word of the prophet, for they will not regard the rod of God. Christ promises to strengthen him. He must continue earnest in preaching, whatever the success might be.
Ezek. 3:12-21 This mission made the holy angels rejoice. All this wa to convince Ezekiel, that the God who sent him had power to bear his out in his work. He was overwhelmed with grief for the sins an miseries of his people, and overpowered by the glory of the vision he had seen. And however retirement, meditation, and communion with God may be sweet, the servant of the Lord must prepare to serve his generation. The Lord told the prophet he had appointed him a watchma to the house of Israel. If we warn the wicked, we are not chargeabl with their ruin. Though such passages refer to the national covenan made with Israel, they are equally to be applied to the final state of all men under every dispensation. We are not only to encourage an comfort those who appear to be righteous, but they are to be warned for many have grown high-minded and secure, have fallen, and even die in their sins. Surely then the hearers of the gospel should desir warnings, and even reproofs.
Ezek. 3:22-27 Let us own ourselves for ever indebted to the mediatio of Christ, for the blessed intercourse between God and man; and a tru believer will say, I am never less alone than when thus alone. When the Lord opened Ezekiel's mouth, he was to deliver his message boldly, to place life and death, the blessing and the curse, before the people and leave them to their choice __________________________________________________________________
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