Tonights Bible account involves 2 prophets 1st A man of God from Judah. 2nd a certain old prophet who lived in Bethel. Both unnamed, we learn why later. Prophet 1. While the King was standing by the sacrificial Alter, to make Sacrifical smoke, prophet 1. Cried out to him, ” o alter,, alter,, this is what YHWH has said. Look a son born. To the house of David, whose name is Josiah. And he will certainly sacrifice upon you (the Alter ) the Pagan priests that are sacrificing. Upon you now and Burn their Bones. And he gave a portent of which YHWH has spoken:Look the Alter will be torn apart, and the fatty ashes will be thrown to the ground. THE King ordered his guards to ” grab hold of Him ” the kings hand instantly dried up and he could not move it. And the alter was ripped apart, and the fatty ashes fell to the ground. The King pleaded to the man please soften please the face of YHWH. As regards my hand. The man prayed to YHWH. And the Kings hand was restored. The King asks the man of the true god.(Prophet 1), to his house for food and drink. The man of the true god said even if you offered me half of your house , I would not go with you. YHWH. Exsplitly told me not to eat or drink on my journey, and you must go home a different route, so he started home on a different route. Enter Prophet #2…. Having heard about the encounter, the old Prophet. Sought out the man of God . And persuaded him to rest at his home and share ameal with his family .. saying for I am a Prophet also. The man of the true God knew better,than to go against YHWH COMMAND, But he gave in. While they were at evening meal. YHWH’s spirit caused the old prophet, to speak . Because you have rebelled against my order , your body will not be buried with your fore fathers. Freighted. the man of the true God left quickly. Later. A Lion. killed him on the road. When the old Prophet heard of it , he and his sons took the body back to the old prophets. Home. for Burial And gave instructions to his sons. When I die, bury me with the man of God. ( The man of God fell victim to human reasoning , ) he thought it would be alright to go home with the old prophet. Because after all he was a prophet to . But he HAD to obey GODS command, no matter who tried to persuade him otherwise. This is a sad ending for these two men, The man of god obeyed at first, but reasoning rather than obedience, was a fatal mistake. The old prophet, was grief stricken, and felt that when he dies, he should be with the man of God .. The prophet Samuel once told a King who didn’t obey completely. ” obediance. Is better than a sacrifice ” agape love Terry.