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Hard-Headed

I have made your forehead as hard as the hardest rock!”” (Ezekiel 3:9, NLT)

A friend of mine reminded me of that passage from Ezekiel today and it encouraged me.  In the past, I, too, have been told (I won’t tell you by whom) that I am hard-headed.  It wasn’t meant as a compliment.

But this was God speaking to Ezekiel.  God was commissioning him and sending him on an assignment to preach to a people the Lord described as “hardened, obstinate, and unyielding.”  Then the Lord says: “I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are (v. 8).”

Stubbornness is not usually a good trait.  But it can be in the right situation.

When it comes to standing for righteousness, I am unyielding.  When it comes to protecting the innocent, I am stubborn.  When someone I love is falling apart, I refuse to give up on them.  When American religious freedom is threatened, I won’t give in.  When someone says I’m on the “wrong side of history,” I remain obstinate.  And when prayer doesn’t seem to work, I keep at it.

It’s not because I’m mean.  I’m really a nice guy. It’s just that God gave me a hard head when it comes to these things.

Don’t give up!

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