Daily Word

1 Kings 22

Read 1 Kings 22 – A common purpose unites Israel and Judah.    Meet Jehoshaphat, the son of Asa, king of Judah (the south).  He was a king who did what was pleasing to the Lord(22:43).  He was visiting King Ahab(north) during a time of peace with Aram.  Ahab proposed they reclaim a city from Aram.  Jehoshaphat is agreeable, providing they find out what the Lord says.  The prophets are summoned and are in favor, yet none of the 400 prophets are from the Lord. Jehoshaphat has godly discernment to point this out.

Ahab doesn’t like the prophet of the Lord, Micaiah, because he gives bad news. This time is no exception, as he says Ahab will die if he goes into this battle. Ahab is arrogant to go to battle anyway, yet cowardly by disguising his royalty. But the Lord’s purpose prevails and you have to read it for yourself! 

God is precise in his ways. MANY ARE THE PLANS IN A PERSON’S HEART, BUT IT IS THE LORD’S PURPOSE THAT PREVAILS.  Proverbs 19:21