1 Kings 22:1-53; Acts 13:16-41; Psalm 138:1-8; Proverbs 17:17-18
There are always people who want to represent that they hear from God. This is where we need to be careful because some may sound authoritative but they really are not speaking for God. Ahab and Jehoshaphat were preparing to go into war. All of Ahab’s prophets told him to go up and fight.
King Jehoshaphat had wisdom and asked if there was a prophet who spoke for God. The Prophet Micaiah would only speak what God told him. He was bold enough to stand on what God said even when he was publicly challenged.
God still speaks today to his children. You do not need to wonder what God is saying. He has given you his written Word. He will speak to your heart through His Holy Spirit. He will also send a confirming word through your pastor. You should desire to hear God speak to you so that you never walk into a situation that God has not sent you. It did not work out well for Ahab and it won’t work out for you. Let God’s Word order your steps.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25; Acts 13:42-14:7; Psalm 139:1-24; Proverbs 17:19-21