Theme: COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS 11:32 - 40
Text: “Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace. And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.” – 2 Chronicles 18:25-27.
Comment: Sequel to a visit by Jehoshaphat, Ahab the king of Israel begged him to join forces with him The false prophets he called told him what he wanted to hear: that he would win in field to fight a war against the people Ramothgilead. Nevertheless at the behest of the king of Judah, a true servant of God was consulted. It was then Micaiah the prophet came and told him that he would lose the battle and that the prophets he had around him had made false prophecies. In his zeal to please the king, Zedekiah the son of Chena smote Micaiah on the cheek. Ahab the king followed up by commanding that Micaiah be cast into prison under hard conditions. He even believed he would return in peace. But Ahab died from the wounds he had at that battle, though Jehoshaphat escaped death only by the grace of God. He was a man of faith. People of God must speak the truth at all times, no matter the circumstances. See 2 Chronicles 18:13. It is the devil’s agents who lie with straight faces, without batting their eyelids because of money and position. Solomon warns: “The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death. “- Proverbs 21:6, American Standard Version.