Have you ever made a bad decision? Do something you should have never done? That’s where we find Saul. Saul is God’s anointed king for the moment. He’s chasing David and losing. Samuel, the prophet of the Lord, has already confirmed that David would soon be the king.
Saul is at war with the Philistine army. This army is big and powerful, so he’s full of fear. He asked God what he should do – but God refused to answer him (v.6). So what does Saul do? He seeks his information elsewhere – from a psychic. Very dangerous and very sinful.
This should be a warning to us – Don’t mess with the occult in any form or fashion. Don’t read horoscopes, don’t call the psychic hotline, don’t play with tarot cards or Ouija boards. Don’t do it and don’t let your kids do it either.
Messing with Satan and his forces is NO game! He’s real – he’s powerful – he’s evil. You should have nothing to do with him – he’s the enemy and he’s out to get you.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith… 1 Peter 5:8-9a
- How have you seen Satan function as an “angel of light” and deceive people?
- Have you allowed yourself to be involved with any of these things?
- How does God want you to change this?
By: Tim Parsons