Ezekiel was told to warn the people of what was to come if they didn’t turn from their sinful ways. The Lord assured him that he wouldn’t hold him accountable for their responses but only for his obedience to the call.
On the surface we probably all understand that we aren’t held responsible for another person’s decision to follow after Christ or how they react to something that we’ve done to glorify God.
But has it really sunk in?
From time to time I have found myself judging my “works” on people’s reactions. But in reality those responses aren’t the criteria in which God judges. He judges my works on the obedience to the calling He has placed on my life.
There is so much joy in accepting the fact that we are only held accountable for how we respond, not the response of others.