This chapter opens with a new charge to Ezekiel. “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own hearts: Hearken to the word of the Lord (Ezekiel 13:2).” This is an action against the false prophets, those who speak from within, rather than an external order from God. These prophets are said to be crazy. What’s interesting to me is that today, anyone who claimed that they were getting instructions from God to convey to people would be viewed as crazy, so how are we supposed to know the difference? God pledges to remove the false prophets from Israel due to their misleading of the people. Who are the prophets, or leaders, who are leading us falsely today? How can we tell them from the righteous ones?