Bribery, plagiarism, half truths, and flat out lies… everywhere you turn and in many headlines you read, you’ll find stories of elaborate scams and intricately woven scandals. Our human tendency to bend the truth and follow the crowd has never been more prevalent as it is today, but its roots go way back.
2 Chronicles 18 tells the story of two kings about to head to war and a prophet who tried to prevent it. King Ahab wanted to go to war, and his infamous team of yes men, knowing what he wanted to hear, told him yes, elaborately praising him and “prophesying” his coming victory. Wanting to get one more opinion, the kings asked the prophet Micaiah for his opinion. The messenger coached Micaiah to just agree with the king, assuring him that would be the easiest thing for him to do. But that’s not how Micaiah rolls. You don’t tell him what to say!
“But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak.””
2 Chronicles 18:13 ESV
More Miacaiahs, please! Our world has a desperate shortage of people like Micaiah who will speak the truth despite the cost.
We need to surround ourselves with truth speakers and rise up to be truth speakers.
If we won’t speak the truth, who will?
If we won’t raise the standard, who will?
If we won’t warn those who are perishing, who will?
Let’s speak the truth in love no matter the opposition or the cost!