Moses speaks clearly in chapter 18 of the responsibility of a prophet to speak for God and the consequences that come if that doesn't happen (namely, death). What an incredible responsibility! The same responsibility is true for a pastor when he speaks in front of the congregation. Essentially, he is speaking for God: he becomes God's mouthpiece. If the words that are spoken do not line up with God's Word in the Bible, then the person is not truly a mouthpiece but a false teacher/prophet. How can a person know the difference? By knowing the Bible. Israel's kings were to study the scripture so they did not stray away from God's will; the same must be true for us.
You are here: / / The responsibilities of a prophet (Deuteronomy 17:14-20; 18, 29-30)
Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.