SUMMARY: Can’t hide
OVERVIEW: Ahab tried to deceive the enemy, but he could never outwit God. Ahab was struck by an arrow in battle and later died.
BIG IDEA: Don’t play games with God.
KEY VERSE: 1 Kings 22:30
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “As we go into battle, I will disguise myself so no one will recognize me, but you wear your royal robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Be quick to confess your sin. Be honest with me and with others. Don’t play games. You can’t hide your actions or your motives from me, so don’t try. I love you and am with you. That will never change. Because of that, I want to help you manifest Christ in all you see, think, and do. I want people to see Jesus when they see you. But it begins with humbly following me and allowing me to lead you.
Don’t be overwhelmed by those who attempt to sway you to live a certain way. Even when the world outnumbers you, if I am with you, you hold the upper hand. Lean on me, trust me, and do the right thing. Many will laugh at you or reject you, but I will sustain you. I will provide everything you need. It may be a difficult season, but it will be worth it. Don’t play games with me—follow me and watch me work.
Commit to being a truth-teller, even when it’s challenging or telling the truth makes you look bad. As a result, be quick to apologize for anything you did or said that was wrong.