Monday, November 18, 2013

Speaking the truth at all times.

II Chron. 18:13  But Micaiah replied, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will say only what my God tells me to say.”

Micaiah was told to agree with what the other prophets were saying to King Ahab.  Ahab and Jehosophat were about to go to war and Ahab’s prophets were predicting a great victory.  They summoned Micaiah because he was known as a true prophet of God. 

Micaiah would not bend; he would not compromise the truth for anyone, even if it was for someone as powerful and important as the king.  I wonder how many of us have the same mindset as Micaiah.  Are we committed to telling the truth regardless of who we are with, or do we compromise it when it’s in our best interest to do so?

In order to speak the truth at all times, we need to actually believe at all times what we profess to believe.  God’s Word is not situational.  It is true all the time, not just when it’s convenient for us.  The truth sometimes is confrontational.  Sometimes it is divisive.  Sometimes it puts us in uncomfortable positions.  Sometimes it is not received well at all.  However, if we really believe the truth, we have no choice but to stand on it and speak it whenever we need to.

God’s Word stands on its own merit.  We don’t have to add to it or take anything away from it.  We dare not.  When God gives us something to say, we must say it.  We don’t accommodate our message for our audience.  We let God handle how the Word is received.  It is not our responsibility.   Don’t let fear of what others may think or do hinder you.  God will take care of you.  He will not leave you hanging.  He will not leave or forsake you.  He will help you deal with whatever you have to deal with.   Tell others what you know God is telling you and you will be blest.

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