Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Micah on those trying to silence prophecy


6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
7 ¶O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the Lord straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly? (Micah 2:6-7)

If we’ve ever wanted to share a spiritual message that specifically addresses an issue a listener has and then have decided not to because we don’t want to embarass them, these verses can help us.

They tell us that the Lord’s spirit doesn’t hold back from teaching a principle for fear of embarrassing someone because hearing those principles also blesses the obedient with satisfaction and joy.  To prevent embarrassment or shame to the disobedient would also withhold joy from the obedient.