1 Kings 20 35And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow at the command of the Lord, “Strike me, please.” But the man refused to strike him. 36Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have gone from me, a lion shall strike you down.” And as soon as he had departed from him, a lion met him and struck him down. I came across this passage and I am baffled. I feel a little bad for the person who died. He is also a prophet. Should I assume that Lord spoke to both of them? In which case, it is disobedience and he deserved it. Otherwise it is very hard for me to grasp this. Because a prophet is asking another person to strike him. If the Lord has not spoken to him, he will get doubts whether the prophet is asking to be striked based on voice of Lord or something else. The best thing he can do is, go by law. Of course, he cannot strike anyone without reason. So he hesitates. And gets eaten by lion! How do you look at this passage?