August 24, 1 Kings 22:13-28 God's real prophet
After all of the false prophets speak great victory to Ahab they bring in Micaiah. He is forewarned to speak what the rest have said yet stands on his ground and commits to speak only what God has revealed. I find the discourse interesting. I picture Ahab sitting on a throne and Jehoshaphat sitting on his left. He's on an elevated dias, the image I have is of Yul Brenner in the Ten Commandments when Moses comes in. There are lots of people in the court and Micaiah speaks. The initial answer sems actually to be positve, go up and triumph, the lord will give it into the hand of the king. But Ahab either didn't trust him or some part of Ahab knew there was more. Had Ahab not asked any more questions he would have the positive report he wanted. But that's not the whole story, Micaiah proceeds to tell Ahab that he'll die in the battle and that all of the prophets around him are liars. That's a bold move, alone in a room filled with liars to throw it right in their faces. I can see the leader of this group slapping Micaiah for the insult. I wish the scripture told us more about what happened to Zedekiah. I think there is a principle here, someone who tells lies for so long will not recognize the truth from any source.
Today's workout. Cardio intervals and 1 1/2 mile jog
High knees, climbers, windmills, jump rope, squat.