Saul had become desperate to hear the voice of God because God had been silent. There was no prophecy and no direction. He was facing a big opponent in the Philistines and Saul needed to know what to do next. Because He could not get a word from God, he took it upon himself to search for some direction.
He went to a psychic so he could speak to Samuel’s spirit. There is such a fascination with what happens after death in our culture today. It is nothing new. To be sure, there is life after death! There is a real spirit world that lives on beyond the demise of our physical body.
The person that you are is not your body but your spirit. Your spirit is immortal and will live on in eternity. Saul compounded all of his bad decisions by going to a psychic to contact the spirit world. Don’t ever allow spiritualists, tarot card or palm readers, psychics and the like to “read” your future. It is not of the Spirit of God! It opens the door to evil. God has made the Holy Spirit available to you to tell you whatever you need to know about your future (that is one benefit you have that Saul did not have).
God knows your future and is willing to tell you. Ask Him. Wait on Him. He will speak because He loves you! If He hasn’t spoken clearly, then don’t make a move because it is dangerous to go forward without direction from God.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 29:1-31:13; John 11:55-12:19; Psalm 118:1-18; Proverbs 15:24-26