Comfortless Ghosts

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 28:3-20; 31:1-6 (day two) 

Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has departed from you and has become your adversary? vs. 16

There was a time when Samuel had a good word for Saul. A time when the words of the prophet brought comfort to the king, but those days were long past. Saul, so desperate for a word of comfort again, was willing to evoke Samuel’s spirit via a seance. And Samuel, as true to the work of the Lord as ever, was clear: the Lord had departed from Saul. If Samuel had ever spoken peace to Saul, it was at the bidding of the Lord, and if had ever been cold toward the king, that too was from the Lord.

If we don’t hear what we want, how low are we willing to go? Saul cried out to the Lord, and his did not respond. It should have ended there. Are we sometimes so desperate to have our plans vindicated that we will summon the dead? Probably not a good idea.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “Comfortless Ghosts”

  1. If we don’t hear from God what we wants, I believe that God has a different path for us. If we are asking God, seeking, knocking and doing everything we believe God wants us to do, then I think we can be assured that He will show us His will. God’s will may not always be what we want but if we are truly interested to receive and persistent, I am sure we will find it.

    I am convinced that if we obey God, have faith and trust God’s will for our lives, He will not depart from us and will provide us with His answers in His timing. Turn away from Satan and do not summon the dead as they are not the answers God wants for us to receive. God is the life, not Satan, not the dead!

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