Remember to "First seek the council of the Lord".
Do not be like Jehoshaphat who doesn't want rebuke. To truly hear the word of the Lord we should not be angry.
Are we like Ahab if we hear the word of God?
Today, God uses the Bible to correct us.
If we don't want we listen surely we will be angry.
Truth can sometimes cause us to be angry, People will only hear what they want to listen. But we must obey God not man.
For sure they will persecute you, If you tell the truth but they don't have the open heart. Blessed are those who are persecuted for they will be blessed.
In 2 Chronicles 18:21-22
21 “‘I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.
“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’
22 “So now the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.”
Why would God allow the lying spirit in all prophets?
God has created all things, God has place a limitation in what Satan can do, but God does use Satan for His purposes. When God Created man, gave to man the power of choice it was necessary that man's choice was valid and there is something to choose, if you don't have a choice then what is the value of choices? If God didn't allow any choice then what is the value of choice if all and everything was good in the whole universe?
God have to create a choice, He has allow Satan and allow man to choose if he was for God or not. God was looking for love in man and God will never know unless the man will choose Him against Satan.
And thus, God allowed God the rebellion of Satan, and allow us to exercise that choice. And now, God is allowing a lying Spirit in all the prophet in order for Him to pursue His purpose and we can't argue what God plan as He is wiser than we are. Now it worked, Ahab went to the battle and died.
Compromise - you are leaving yourself open.
Don't make allied with unbeliever.
The life of Ahab serves as a lesson that we must hear the word of the Lord and we need to always have His word to minister to us, don't merely listen, but doing it.