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Micaiah chooses to do what’s right Compromise
Read: 1 kings 22 Scripture text: 1 Kings 22:12-14
All the other prophets said the same thing. “Attack Ramoth in Gilead and win, because the LORD will hand the Arameans over to you.” 13 The messenger who had gone to get Micaiah said to him, “All the other prophets are saying King Ahab will succeed. You should agree with them and give the king a good answer.” 14 But Micaiah answered, “As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what the LORD tells me.”
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life. Instead, he chose to follow god and tell the king what will really happen even if it meant the loss of his life. he knew what his standing with god is and he didn’t care if people made fun of him. what’s important is that he chose to tell the truth inspite of everything else. Guide questions: 1. What are the usual causes of compromise? -fear of men -fear of rejection 2. Was there ever a time when you wanted to do what’s right but was afraid that people will make fun of you? Cite examples. 3. What did you do? Did you choose to obey God or the taunts of men? An example of a New Testament character who feared men was Pontius Pilate. He listened to the people because he cared so much about what they think of him. Fear of men is not good for your spirit because it will weaken your faith in god. Instead of focusing your attention to what god wants you to do and what he wants you to be, you care more about what people will say about you, thus leading you to compromise your faith. If in the past you made the mistake of giving in to temptations, which led to the compromise of your

Compromise is a word that every Christian is familiar with. But most of them does not know the real implication it makes in their lives. Either they don’t take it seriously or they don’t really know what it means. Compromise stems from unstableness in your faith. It also depicts lack of confidence because you’re afraid of what people will say about you. Micaiah was a man of confidence because he wasn’t afraid of the king. Even when all the other prophets were saying the same thing to King Ahab, he refused to go with the flow and save his

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faith, don’t lose heart. Forgiveness is available for you. 1 John 1:9 Conclusion: Stop worrying about what people will say about you. What God thinks of you is more important. When you are able to follow him in spite of persecutions, your faith will be built up and you will be rewarded for it. James 1:12 Memory verse for this week: My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalms 62:1 & 2

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