Wednesday 27 June 2018
2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3. Psalm 118(119):33-37, 40. Matthew 7:15-20.
Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord—Psalm 118(119):33-37, 40.
‘Go and consult the Lord on behalf of me and the people.’
A prophet speaks the truth about the present moment. They need a close knowledge of the reality of the situation at hand and a keen eye to see what others turn away from. They come with a deep knowledge of the value of human life.
They have insight into how things are truly going, particularly for the despised, forgotten and broken.
True prophets speak of unpopular situations, especially where injustice, cover-up or fear dictate people’s behaviour. Mob mentality can animate populist reactions to situations and it takes prophets to see the mechanism at work again in our time.