Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Kings 22:6-9; Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might inquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
In our theme scripture, about four hundred prophets gave King Jehoshaphat a go ahead to battle.
Only Micaiah gave a contrary Word (I Kings 22:14-18). In fact, he was despised for his genuine prophecies.
He might have been swayed by the words of so many against his but he spoke his heart when asked to because he was sure he had heard God.
This here is a lesson on integrity and how you ought to live your life.
Many people holding the same view may give you pause on whether you heard God or not.
However, keep in mind that God’s view is not necessarily the majority’s view. When you are sure you have heard God, you should never feel obligated to follow what the multitude thinks He has said.
Be content with who you are and your standing with Him for with contentment comes gain (1 Timothy 6:6).
This contentment is confidence, assurance and an absolute conviction about the faithfulness of God.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Timothy 6:6, I Kings 22:14-18
When you are sure you have heard God, you should never feel obligated to follow what the multitude thinks He has said.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. I am liberated from the opinions of men; I walk by the conviction of your Spirit in me. When you speak, I keep the integrity of what you have said above all that those around me think and assume. In Jesus’ name. Amen.