But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what my God says.” 2 Chronicles 18:13
People like to talk and give their own opinions about nearly everything and anything. Some are very open to speaking their opinions regardless of what others think or feel. Yet, many will only speak what they think others really want to hear. This will often occur in the workplace because many do not want to rock the boat or go against the flow. Peer pressure pushes people to say things that they really don’t believe or just to please others.
Many prophets had told Jehoshaphat and Ahab to go to war against the Arameans and they would be successful. Jehoshaphat asked for the prophet of God, Micaiah, to speak. Micaiah was told what the other prophets had said. Micaiah said he could only speak what God says.
With news media and social media being everywhere, it is easy for people to get swayed into what to think and say about any given situation. Millions of people will believe something, even if it is a lie, just because millions of others believe it. Pressure is then placed upon people to speak what everyone else is saying.
Everyone wants to hear good news, not necessarily the truth. They want to be able to do what they want, when they want and how they want with no repercussions or negative consequences. In order to do this, they will seek out advice that will align with their desires.
Believers are only to speak the truth in every situation. The truth can be found in what God is saying and doing. God will always speak truth and what is needed to be said. Before speaking about a situation, believers should seek what God is saying and doing.
There will be times in which you are asked for advice on some situation in someone’s life. Before speaking and giving advice, seek what God has to say about the situation.
Do not allow yourself to be caught up in what the world will say and possibly lead others astray against God’s will with the lies of the world. Be strong in the Lord and stand your ground upon His word and His truth. God has given the Holy Spirit to guide you and give you the words to speak. Speak only what God has given you to say.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will hear and know what God is saying and doing; that you will only speak the truth that God reveals; that you will be led by the Holy Spirit in what to say; and that God will give you the strength and boldness to speak His truth at all times.