When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.” “There is one in Endor,” they said. – 1 Samuel 28:5-7
In this account, Saul goes to a medium (something like a psychic or tarot card reader today) to get the answers he was looking for. This was expressly forbidden in the laws of God and Saul knew it, but he was looking for comfort more than he was willing to wait on God. This pattern of Saul’s life eventually led to his undoing and becomes a warning for us: It is better to be insecure in the silence of God than to try to fill the void with outside voices. Wait upon the Lord, yes, wait upon the Lord.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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