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Ahab and 400 Apostate Prophets

Posted: June 17, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in 1 Kings, Devotional

I am reading through the following Bible plan. I read through the OT passage in the morning, the Psalms at midday, and the NT in the evening.  Anyhow, I thought I would offer some brief thoughts on each reading throughout the day.

In 1 Kings 22, we are introduced to the story of the evil king Ahab, who was a complete coward and threw a fit because he couldn’t have Naboth’s Vineyard, only to have his notorious wife, Jezebel put Naboth to death for it…anyhow, he was also a coward in that he surrounded himself with 400 prophets who would simply tickle his ears with good counsel.

BUT,

there was one prophet who spoke the Word of the Lord:

1 Kings 22:7-8 (ESV)
7 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not here another prophet of the Lord of whom we may inquire?”
8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.” [1] The Holy Bible : English Standard Version. Wheaton : Standard Bible Society, 2001

PRAYER –

Lord, guard my mouth and my heart. May I never shrink back from declaring Your Word. If even I should stand before a king, may my words be faithful and true. Also, be with Your Church…grant them ears that delight in Your Word. Guard us from apostate pastors who peddle Your Word to please itching ears. Amen.