What We Want to Hear
Lord, help me to seek and heed Your counsel even when it’s against my desires or popular thought.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
God’s counsel is trustworthy and wise.
This reading I take as a hint of the way I should go. Sadly, at some moments it hurts (or is upsetting and or saddening) to think about the past with the one I was in a romantic relationship with. I’ve already prayed about the situation. Never have I been in such a long relationship, never have I gone through a breakup or separation of this kind. I think about how long this period is supposed to last.
To be as king Ahab is not a desire of mine. To be like king Jehoshaphat, who desires to inquire of the LORD is more appealing and it is the right thing to do. As is explained in the ODB reading, king Ahab had no desire to hear what the Lord had to say about his actions or dealings. So he appointed his own prophets so that they would tell Ahab what he wanted to hear.
This is what king Jehoshaphat said to king Ahab in 2 Chronicles 18:6, “But Jehoshaphat said, ‘Is it there not still a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of Him?'”
I have heard the opinion of others about the break up. From some I can draw some hope, from others I draw hope and faith. In the end, I draw hope and faith from both, because in the end it all depends on what God can and will do.
Let’s seek the Lord and not do what our flesh craves, that is to tell us what we want to hear. Let’s be bold enough to take the truth of whatever matter we face and not hide from it by the words of people who actually lie to us instead of telling us the truth.
Let’s be like king Jehoshaphat and seek to find out what the LORD is saying to us about the situation(s) we are in.
Read 2 Chronicles 18. For reference to the our daily bread devotional read up to verse 27. I encourage you to read to the end to find out what happens to Ahab and Jehoshaphat. It pleases me to find out how God was true to His character and Word.