He used it to lead into a sermon based on I Kings 22. King Ahab of Israel wanted to go to war. He brought out his 400 tame prophets and they told him it was a good idea. His ally, King Jehoshaphat of Judah, asked if there weren’t any prophets of the Lord available. Ahab’s reply was so familiar.
(1 Kings 22:8 KJV) And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
There was one prophet of God. Ahab deliberately avoided him because he spoke the truth. He was not a “yes” man.
That is why the general public and the people in power ignore the truth. They don’t want to hear it. That applies when it involves global warming. It applies regarding the economy. It is true in education. It is the same story in regard to sexual perversions.
At heart it is a spiritual problem. God is constantly trying to talk to people but they don’t want to listen. People know right from wrong but they want to pretend to be ignorant.
It was a good time to examine my own heart and motives. It was a good Sunday.
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