“I saw the Lord, sitting on his throne …” (v19). King Ahab of northern Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah banded together to fight Syria, and they wanted to make sure God was with them. Four hundred prophets said what Ahab wanted to hear – God will give you victory (v6). But Jehoshaphat wanted a real word from God. The prophet Micaiah, known for speaking truth and angering Ahab, declared Ahab would die in battle. The truth was unwelcome (v26).
“What the Lord says to me, that I will speak” (v14). God’s Word isn’t always what we want to hear, but instead brings correction and conviction. However, His Word produces life in those who listen.