2 Chr 18:7 …he never prophesies good concerning me…

So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “ There is still one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord ; but I hate him, because he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say such things!”   2 Chr 18:7

“…he never prophesies good concerning me…”, says King Ahab concerning Micaiah. Ahab only loved to hear good things about himself. He cannot take the truth. Because the truth hurts.

Micaiah speaks the truth because he is a prophet of God. And because of that, Ahab dislikes him.

Consider this – our best friends may well be those who are blunt with their comments about us. We need to appreciate these people and reflect upon what they say so that we can improve and perhaps repent of our blind spots. The worse friends are those who know you have blind spots but refuse to tell you about them.

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