1 Kings 22: The Prophet Micaiah

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 110–111


The story of Ahab’s death is found in 1 Kings 22. Not surprisingly, Ahab’s death occurred because he refused to follow the counsel of a true prophet, who told him not to go into battle. Instead, Ahab listened to four hundred false prophets who told Ahab whatever they thought he wanted to hear.On this subject of following prophets, Elder Harold B. Lee said: “You may not like what comes from the authority of the Church. It may contradict your political views. It may contradict your social views. It may interfere with some of your social life. But if you listen to these things, as if from the mouth of the Lord himself, with patience and faith, the promise is that ‘the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.’ (D&C 21:6)” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1970, 152–53).