Ezekiel was given a title by the Lord in chapter 3: The Watchman. What did a city watchman do in Bible times? Two things: To watch and warn of the coming enemy and to declare the time of day.
This job came with instructions:
Step One: Consume God's Word "Eat the scroll." Put it in your mouth to sanctify the well from which your words are drawn from. Meditate, know, study the Word. vs. 1-2
Step Two: Share God's Word "GO and SPEAK with My Words..." We need to have His words on our hearts and our lips. (See Step One) vs. 4
Step Three: Accountable with God's Word "I have made you a Watchman." Ezekiel was accountable for the Word he was to speak, to warn Israel of coming trouble and remind them that time was short. vs. 16-21
He was NOT responsible for HOW the lost people responded to the Word, (a good thing!) but he WAS responsible to open his mouth and let the truth out.
This is a sobering reminder.