But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no other prophet of the Lord here of whom we may inquire?" The King of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one other by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies anything favorable about me, but only disaster." Jehoshaphat said, "Let the King not say such a thing." I Kings 22:7-8 NRSV
We all like it when people agree with us or always treat us favorably. However, if no one ever questions our ideas or decisions, we can lose our perspective. We may think we are always right.
We all need checks and balances!
How often has God provided a word to your life which you dismissed because it was not favorable?
God, help us to keep our ears open even when the message is not one we want to hear. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims