// READ: I KINGS 22:4-8 //
4 So he asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth Gilead?”

Jehoshaphat replied to the king of Israel, “I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” 5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

6 So the king of Israel brought together the prophets—about four hundred men—and asked them, “Shall I go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?”

“Go,” they answered, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.”

7 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?”

8 The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”

“The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied.

Another benefits of working in intimacy with God is access to divine direction. You can receive divine direction on which way to go as you keep your intimacy with God. Jehoshaphat’s intimacy with God made him to know the difference of when God is speaking. Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not a Prophet of God besides”? He had intimate relationship with God that nobody can deceive him and this is what kept him from the danger King Ahab could have put him. Over and above all kinds of relationship with men separate time to service your relationship with God.

PRAYER: Pray that you will begin to create time for a relationship with God.

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