And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.
—2 Kings 22:14
This verse is great. It is coming from a prophet, but it applies to every Christian. The post will be a bit short today, but that’s not a bad thing.
The words I want to focus on from this verse are “I will speak”. The I, is the identifier, it tells who, but also associates you with the following statement: it identifies you. The will, speaks not only intentionality, but firm, resolved expediency. To will and to do go hand in hand throughout Scripture. The speak, means the courage to verbally assert yourself to say the message. It is action we perform with charisma and energy when taken in light of the previous words and the nature of the statement.
This man, the prophet Micaiah is saying that he is devoted to the Lord. He will speak the words that God says to him. Many people hear the words of God but keep them bottled inside of them. They don’t speak them to others. Any time you hear the voice of God, it is a blessing and a gift. We shouldn’t keep that gift from others by trying to keep it to ourselves.
Micaiah has a relationship of immediacy with God. God speaks to him, he speaks God’s words to others. There is no interperetation, no translation, he doesn’t deliberate who needs to know and who need to hear. The priority is not on the person to whom the words are spoken, but on the words. God can use anyone to speak His words to others, we just need to lend ourselves to be used in that way. I whatever we do, we must be ready and willing to speak. The words of God idling in our hearts and minds do nothing to benefit a dying world. God wants people who will share his words, not hoard them.
I will speak, is a commitment and devotion to the words of God, a covenant to be God’s mouthpiece unashamedly. Many people who have been spoken to by God will not speak. And in a world of closed mouths and hushed voices, I will speak.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist