[The Glory Unveiled]
As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it. ( 1 Kings 13:24 )
The events that led to the scene of this verse of scripture is one that is unimaginable yet full of lessons. A prophet was sent by God from Judah with specific instructions to be carried out in Bethel. He did well to execute his mission but upon his return, he let out some secrets he should have kept for himself or at worst to a selected few. This prophet had announced the secret that sustained him until then to a large gathering so that the children of an old prophet even heard it. They came home to tell their father all that the prophet from Judah had done, and the secret that sustained him. This old prophet, decided to go and deceive the prophet from Judah. He urged him to do the opposite of what God told him to do in the name of “God’s new instruction to him.” The result of his disobedience to God and obeying the words of a man is what we read in the verse above. Now, our lesson: there are certain secrets that must remain secrets between us and God. Whatever God told us in our closet is still valid until, we are convinced otherwise by His Spirit; not by another man, prophet or whoever they may be without first having a witness within us. Let’s stick to God’s word.
Prayer_Bead: Merciful God, Loving Father, thank you for showing us through your word to hold unto your word and to keep secret what needs to be kept secret.
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