SUNDAY July 2nd, 2023
“A HERO FOR OUR DAY: MICAIAH”
l KINGS 22: 1 - 18
INTRODUCTION: Most of us can easily identify with the Biblical names of Noah, Moses, David, or Samson. But unless we are real Bible scholars, most of us probably do not know anything about the Old Testament prophet named Micaiah. Yet, I am convinced he is just as important as the four aforementioned men, because he demonstrated a quality that is essential for every age and every generation. That quality is integrity. Micaiah teaches us two truths:
l. INTEGRITY MEANS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT INSTEAD OF
WHAT IS CONVENIENT.
A. Sometimes it is more convenient to bend the truth than to tell the
B. Often telling a lie is a “very present help in time of trouble.”
ll. INTEGRITY MEANS BEING TRUE TO YOUR COMMITMENTS.
A. We all should have some commitments that can’t be bought.
B. We should be faithful to those commitments no matter what.