Powered by 4 - November 13, 2015

 

Under Pressure

Today's reading: 1 Kings 22:13-28

At the insistence of Jehoshaphat, Ahab reluctantly sends for Micaiah to give him word about whether to go to battle against Syria. Micaiah's reputation of speaking God's truth even if it goes against the king, proceeds him. So when Ahab's messenger reaches Micaiah, he immediately pressures Micaiah about what his response to Ahab should be. Micaiah will have none of it. "But Micaiah said, 'As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak'" (vs. 14). And Micaiah does just that. He tells Ahab , in front of the prophets and others, that Ahab is going to lose the battle as well as his life. The message isn’t received well, but Micaiah doesn't waiver, and continues to proclaim what God has shown him even as Ahab has him taken away to be thrown into prison.

Do you find it difficult to stand firm for God and what you believe at work, school, in your neighborhood, with your family? What helps you be bold for God when you encounter "less than friendly to God" situations? Tami

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