Don’t Dabble in the Occult

Are you trying to discover your future? Reading tea leaves? What about horoscopes or talking to mediums? Occult means relating to, involving, or characteristic of magic, witchcraft, or supernatural phenomena.

I could give you these verses in any version but the Message is quite clear.

 “Don’t dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums; you’ll pollute your souls. I am God, your God. (Leviticus 19:31, MSG)

 “I will resolutely reject persons who dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums, prostituting themselves in their practices. I will cut them off from their people. (Leviticus 20:6, MSG)

Then Samuel said, Do you think all God wants are sacrifices— empty rituals just for show? He wants you to listen to him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production. Not doing what God tells you is far worse than fooling around in the occult. Getting self-important around God is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors.. (1 Samuel 15:22-22, MSG)

This is God’s final word on the subject.

Thus saith the Lord, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? (2 Kings 1:6a, KJV)

Prayer-Lord, forgive us for our stupidity and our high mindedness. We resolutely turn our heads and hearts only to you, because Christ died so we would be free of such foolishness. Amen.

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