Why Bother

When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.”

Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” “Bring up Samuel,” he said.  Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Why do you consult me, now that the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy? The Lord has done what he predicted through me.”  (From 1 Samuel 28, 5-28)

Samuel’s words hold the key to this story. Long before he died, Samuel told King Saul what he could expect in return for his disobedience toward God. Saul already knew what to expect. He just hoped that someone would say something different.

When people consult spiritualists, mediums, tea cup readers or card, they already know what’s what. They know what their parents would want, or what to do to save their marriage or how to raise their children. They just want someone to say something that they like better than the truth.

Prayer –  Lord, give us the common sense to ask you; listen to what you say; then do it. Amen

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