God had instructed a prophet to go and give Jeroboam a heavy message, and that he was to promptly return to Judah, stopping for no one. After being impressed with the demonstration of God’s power, an old prophet intercepted the younger man and deceived him into disobediently coming to his house. The young man should have been faithful to the initial instructions God gave him, for his disobedience cost him his life.
God wants each of us to hear directly from Him for ourselves. Living daily in His Word and prayer is the most effective way to become strong in spirit, avoiding the pitfalls of personal disobedience.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Your Word and Your voice are what we desire. Open our eyes and ears to awaken us to live holy lives before You.
READ: 1 Kings 12, 13