And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, “Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.” But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that I will speak. (1Kings 22:13-14)
I’ve met many people that are afraid to speak their mind. They won’t say what they really feel. Instead they will act out, or tell you what you want to hear. It’s important that your word be your bond. Its how people categorize you. Make sure you don’t have a “but” mentality. A mentality that allows someone to speak favorably about you and before they can end the sentence, its ” but” you know they follow the crowd, or you know they don’t ever finish what they start, or they don’t ever tell the truth!
In this passage of scripture, the prophets seem to be on one accord about what they will say to the king. They were going to report to the king just what he wanted to hear. (All of them going along with the crowd, afraid to be different) Then there was Micciah, he only spoke what the Lord instructed him to say. And it was not what the king wanted to hear. The king became upset and didn’t want to hear from Micciah. (Make sure you have a Micciah in your inner circle) Micciah’s prophecy always presented to be true. He always kept his word, even when it went against the grain. Live your life as a Micciah. Only speak what you know is true and right. Remember these three questions; is it true, is it kind, is it necessary? If you can answer yes to all three then speak with integrity!