"And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak." 2 Chronicles 18:12-13
Whether we are preachers, counselors, writers, speakers, or just friends, what do we speak? Do we veer from God's truth to speak that which ears want to hear? Or are we faithful to speak only that which God says?
"Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you." 2 Chronicles 20:17
Some battles are won by seeking the Lord (2 Chron 20:3) then standing back and letting Him work.
The power of influence is shown here. But living upright only under godly influence is not enough. If that influence is taken away, will we still follow God? If not, then were we following God or a person?