These chapters! My goodness, the Old Testament is a wild ride. I hope you read them for yourselves, because these posts can hardly scrape the surface.
Here’s what jumped out to me:
“Meanwhile, the messenger who went to get Micaiah said to him, ‘Look, all the prophets are promising victory for the king. Be sure that you agree with them and promise success.’ But Micaiah replied, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, I will say only what the Lord tells me to say.’ ” 22:13-14
Micaiah is courageous and faithful with the message God has given him. He doesn’t waver in the presence of authority or in the threat of violence. He stands firm; he only says what the Lord tells him to say.
Does people-pleasing prevent you from sharing what God wants you to say?
I love this Psalm: “In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the LORD is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” Psalm 22:13-14
It is better to take refuge in the Lord. Why do I so quickly forget that?