1 KINGS 22:1-4
1 For three years there was no war between Aram and Israel.
2 But in the third year Jehoshaphat king of Judah went down to see the king of
Israel. 3 The king of Israel had said to his officials, “Don’t you know that
Ramoth Gilead belongs to us and yet we are doing nothing to retake it from
the king of Aram?” 4 So he asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to fight
against Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat replied to the king of Israel, “I am as
you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.”
CONFRONTING THE TRUTH IN A CRISIS.
CONSEQUENCES OF TRUTH IN A CRISIS.
COMFORT OF TRUTH IN A CRISIS.
1 KINGS 22:5
5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First
seek the counsel of the LORD.”
Our failures and victories in life are always
determined by our response to God’s truth that’s
presented to us in a time of crisis.
a) He wants the truth he wants.
1 KINGS 22:6
6 So the king of Israel brought together the prophets - about four
hundred men - and asked them, “Shall I go to war against Ramoth
Gilead, or shall I refrain?” “Go,” they answered, “for the Lord will
give it into the king’s hand.”
1 KINGS 22:11-12
11 Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he
declared, “This is what the LORD says: ‘With these you will gore
the Arameans until they are destroyed.’ ” 12 All the other prophets
were prophesying the same thing. “Attack Ramoth Gilead and be
victorious,” they said, “for the LORD will give it into the king’s
b) He hates the truth he doesn’t want.
1 KINGS 22:7
7 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no longer a prophet of the
LORD here whom we can inquire of?”
1 KINGS 22:8
8 The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one
prophet through whom we can inquire of the LORD, but I hate
him because he never prophesies anything good about me,
but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”