“But it won’t work that way with the family of Israel. They won’t listen to you because they won’t listen to me. They are, as I said, a hard case, hardened in their sin. But I’ll make you as hard in your way as they are in theirs. I’ll make your face as hard as rock, harder than granite. Don’t let them intimidate you. Don’t be afraid of them, even though they’re a bunch of rebels.”
Ezekiel 3:7-9 (MSG)
When we follow and serve God we are assured of His favor, and need not worry or fear the arrogance of others. Speak firmly without fear to those requiring correction.