📅 The majority is not always right – Daily Bible Reading

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July 26, 2022

Today’s reading: 2 Chronicles 18:11, 16

The majority is not always right

We read in 2 Chronicles 18:11, 16:

11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, “Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the LORD will deliver it into the king’s hand.”

16 Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.’ ”

There’s a Latin saying that goes like this, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.: It means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

However, in the Bible, we know that the majority is not always right. If the majority are the children of God, then this saying could be true. However, this is not always the case.

In the story of King Ahab and Micaiah, we see how hundreds of prophets unanimously agreed that Ahab should go to battle against Ramoth Gilead. However, we can see here that the majority are false prophets and only one told the truth, Micaiah.

Because of standing up for what is right, Micaiah was persecuted. He was probably already in prison before this incident and now, he was returned to prison once again. This time, he has more severe punishment as he will be fed “with bread of affliction and water of affliction” (2 Chronicles 18:26).

Sometimes, we will find ourselves to be in the same situation as Micaiah. We might be standing alone with no one to help us. Maybe, our righteous decision might lead us to difficult circumstances and if only we compromise, our situation would be better.

However, the story of Micaiah teaches us a lesson that we must do what is right whether the result would be in our favor or not. We would rather suffer because of doing the right thing rather than be comfortable because of compromise.

We may suffer now, but we must remember that our suffering would be nothing compared to the eternal weight of glory that will be revealed unto us.


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