I Kings 22: 13-14 ” The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, ‘Look, as one man the other prophets are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably.’ But Micaiah said, ‘ As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what the Lord tells me.’ “

The kings of Judah and Israel were debating whether to join forces and attack the king of Aram.  They called together 400 prophets who all proclaimed victory for them.  But then Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah asked, ” Is there not a prophet of the Lord?”  The king of Israel replied, ” Yes, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad.”  Micaiah could of taken the politically correct  route rather than speaking the truth of God.  He could of agreed with the other prophets, and in doing so ,compromised  his integrity to be part of the popular crowd. Instead, he didn’t allow fear or intimidation to dissuade him from boldly speaking God’s words.

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