Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 17:1‐18:34, Romans 9:22‐10:13, Psalm 20:1‐9, Proverbs 20:2‐3
2 Chronicles 18:13 But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”
- Context: Jehoshaphat has asked prophets to inquire of God and tell him if he should go into battle. After getting a favorable response he asked the king of Israel if there are any other prophets. The king of Israel tells him: “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” Jehoshaphat still calls Micaiah and is told by the messenger: “Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.” This verse follows that statement:
- But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives… “
- “…what my God says, that I will speak.”
You are required to believe and teach what God says is true, not what you want God to say is true. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Apply: I must be diligent to understand what God says and be faithful to his Word when I speak.
Do you have the boldness to speak God’s Word to someone even when it is bad news?