2 Chronicles 18:17

2 Chronicles 18:17

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”

2 Chronicles 18:17

            Micaiah was a prophet for the northern kingdom of Israel, the only true prophet the area had. Despite this, his king, Ahab, hated him, because he didn’t tell the king what he wanted to hear but instead told him the truth he’d heard from the Lord.

            That’s where the comment above comes from. Ahab wanted to attack Ramath Gilead and Micaiah told him he’d fail there.

As Christians, our job is to deliver the good news of Jesus Christ, but it isn’t always going to be what people want to hear. People don’t want to hear the truth, they want to hear their own beliefs confirmed. That’s not our job, we are to give people God’s word, whether it’s pleasant for them or not. Are you telling people the truth or just trying to get along with them? Take a cue from Micaiah!

Wearing the belt of truth,

Pastor Ron Kitchell