Crossing the Line

Then Saul said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “In fact, there is a woman who is a medium at En Dor.” (1 Samuel 28:7)

Saul was facing desperate times.  The Philistines were gathering for battle and Saul didn’t know what to do.

Saul was nothing if not impulsive.  He had a history of making rash decisions that led to big blunders.  Toward the end of his life he would make the biggest mistake of all.  Saul’s indiscretions led him farther and farther from God until God was no longer answering his questions.  Rather than fix things with God, Saul once again decided to take matters into his own hands and decided to ask for advice from a medium, a person who claims to contact the dead.  Some of you might be thinking, “What’s so harmful about that?”  The Scriptures specifically forbid it and for good reason (Lev. 19:31; 20:26).  Demonic activity surrounds such practices, and in case you were unaware, Satan is the father of lies.  You may think you can handle getting cozy with the devil, but you’re only heading for hurt.

What are you facing right now friend?  Are you facing big decisions?  Don’t look for shortcuts.  If you think that God is silent, then figure out why. Don’t “cheat” and look to the wrong things.