“Adding Insult to Injury”
1 Kings 22: 23: “Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the Lord has proclaimed disaster upon you.” All the prophets were speaking what the people wanted to hear (v. 13), but Macaiah was hearing something way different from God Himself. What to do? Tell the truth, or avoid the conflict? Years under Israel’s worst king (1 Kings 21: 25) had taught him the necessity of being God’s true mouthpiece (v. 14) and the end of the story validates his choice. Sometimes a believer has to say what a believer has to say, and leave the consequences to God.