“Do not prophesy,” their prophets say. “Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us.” Micah 2:6
As Micah was warning the people of a coming destruction because of their sins, there were false prophets and people who were saying stop saying those things. They did not want to believe his words, because Israel was God’s chosen nation. How could God ever want to destroy His chosen nation? They felt as though nothing bad would ever happen.
People have not changed since the time of Micah. Most people do not really want to hear the truth about their own lives. They do not want to hear that what they are doing it wrong.
Take a look at the workplace. When a boss comes up to someone and tells him that he is doing his job wrong, most likely the person will take offense to it. Being told that he is wrong is not what a person is usually willing to accept.
Today the world looks at trying to be politically correct. One cannot offend anyone about anything, at any time. The world does not want to hear that they are living in sin and death and judgment is coming. They want the freedom to do what they want, when they want.
This can often occur in the church also. The pastor might start speaking out against certain sins in the lives of people, and many get offended. They tell the pastor not to speak that way. The refuse to hear the truth.
Regardless of what the world thinks or says, as a believer, you must be willing to speak His truth in love. Do not fear speaking the whole word of God, the coming judgment and the provision of salvation.
You must also be willing to take an honest look at your life through the eyes of God and His word. If you look at the Bible, it tells you that nothing you do is worthy of God. That your heart is deceitful and full of wickedness. It is only through the work of Jesus on the cross that you are allowed to be in God’s presence. Yes, God does judge you, but He also provides the salvation you need, if you will accept it.
Are you saying that you do not want to hear the whole word of God?
Or are you willing to accept what God’s Word says about you?
I pray today that you will know the whole word of God; that you will not avoid what God says to you or others; that you will know God’s salvation He provides; and that you will tell the world what God has for them.