Hello, John and Doves,
A watchman warns the city of which he himself
is a citizen.
As such, he may find himself "preaching to the
choir," as it were.
When a sheepfold has heard the cry, "I see
something! Gird yourselves!" for long enough
without result, the tendency in some sheep (read:
sleeping Christians) is to assume there is no immediate
danger--let's change back to our comfy jammies and count
humans (get it?)!!
The purpose of the watchman has still been
carried out if he attempts to give early warning.
Sometimes the enemy makes
several feints to get our eyes off the LORD.
Let the watchman watch in his turn, and let us
all be attentive as the LORD gives each one of us the
grace to do so.
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi,