And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak (1 Kings 22:14).
After the city of Ramoth-Gilead fell into the hands of the Syrians, King Ahab wanted it back and asked Jehoshaphat to help him. Jehoshaphat evidently suspected something wasn’t right because he asks for a prophet of Yahweh, not Ahab’s prophets, to inquire of him.
King Ahab states that there is one that can help with an inquiry of Jehovah but I hate him (1 Kings 22:8). A messenger was sent to Micaiah to get a good message from the God of the heavens. This verse is the reply to this scenario.
Ahab wanted a “yes” man to be on his side. It is possible that Micaiah could have given a good message but he knew that God’s words were best. Don’t be a “yes” man but be God’s man.
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