King Ahab had a problem. He needed to know whether to attack Ramoth, or not. All the prophets he kept around him, told him what he wanted to hear. Sure. Go ahead and attack. You’ll win. Not…
But there was one prophet who spoke the truth as God lead him to speak it. Micaiah.
Because Micaiah spoke the truth, and not necessarily what Ahab wanted to hear, Ahab didn’t much like listening to the prophet.
Aren’t we like that sometimes? We keep people around us who tell us what we want to hear, regardless if it’s the truth or not. When we are told things we don’t like, we get mad. In Ahab’s case, he threw Micaiah into prison. You’ll find the rest of the story in 1 Kings 22:26-40.
It’s best to have Godly people around us, who will tell us the truth, even when we don’t want to hear it, than surround ourselves with those who just want to please.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Ahab answered, “There is one more, Micaiah son of Imlah. But I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me; it’s always something bad.” 1 Kings 22:8 (GNT)
I wish you well.
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