2Chron 17-19 Jehoshaphat did right because he followed David’s example. Sounds good, right? However, he made a glaring mistake when he decided to ally with “wicked” king Ahab. What was he thinking? 🙁
1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” Second mistake: Jehoshaphat listened and agreed to join Ahab in a battle. However, before he stepped onto the battlefield, he wanted to hear from a godly prophet. So far, so good, but now Ahab denigrates the holy prophet, Micaiah.
Jehoshaphat reminds Ahab of a wise principle my daddy taught me: If you can’t say anything good about a person, be quiet. But, Ahab is a slow learner. He knows Micaiah is a truth-teller. Therefore when Micaiah tells him that he will lose in this battle and die he should have listened. But fools do not listen! He chooses to go into battle anyway and yes he died.
Beloved, some people refuse to believe no matter what! They are stubborn.
End of story: Ahab sends Micaiah to the dungeon before he leaves, saying he will release him after his return. Since Ahab didn’t return, what happened to Micaiah? God has left that part of the story for eternity.
Life Lesson: Pay attention to wise counselors, or you might end up like Ahab.