Just a note in passing from yesterday's Ezekiel reading:
"And the people of the land take a man from among them and make him their watchman..." 33:2
"So you, son of man, I have made a watchman..." 33:7
No contradiction between the two. The Office of the Ministry may well arise from the choosing of the people and yet be God's doing and thus it is to fulfill His bidding - speaking to the people the warnings and the promises.
Cf. Didache 15:1-2
Appoint, therefore, for yourselves, bishops and deacons worthy of the Lord, men meek, and not lovers of money, 1 Timothy 3:4 and truthful and proved; for they also render to you the service of prophets and teachers. 2 Despise them not therefore, for they are your honoured ones, together with the prophets and teachers.