“He replied, I cannot return with you or partake of your hospitality, nor will I eat food or drink water with you in this place; because it was said to me by the word of Adonai, You are not to eat food or drink water there, and you are not to go back by the way you came back.”
1 Kings 13:16-17 CJB
Earlier in this account the man of God was told by Adonai not to stop, eat or drink but just keep going a different way! When God warns us, we should always do what He says no matter what!
“The other (false prophet) said to him, I too am a prophet, just like you; and an angel spoke to me by the word of Adonai and said, Bring him back with you to your house, so that he can eat food and drink water. But he was lying to him.”
1 Kings 13:18 CJB
We should never just trust what someone says to us or just take their word for it, especially when it contradicts what God and His word says! Never second guess the words that come from God, even if someone claims that God spoke to them! It must line up with God and His word!
“Dear friends, don’t trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone into the world.”
1 John 4:1 CJB
Today, no matter what, we need to test everything no matter how good they seem to be! If God gave you direction backed up by His word and someone tells you differently then pray and verify it’s truly from God! Don’t be afraid to pushback on false people!
Have a blessed day!