1 Samuel 28: 7-13
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.”
So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothes, and he went, and two men with him; and they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Please conduct a séance for me, and bring up for me the one I shall name to you.”
Then the woman said to him, “Look, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the spiritists from the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?”
And Saul sword to her by the LORD, saying, “As the LORD lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.”
Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?”
And he said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman spoke to Saul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul!”
And the king said to her, “Do not be afraid. What did you see?”
I found this verse two or so months ago when I was working through Samuel and got really excited, and wrote it in my rocktalk journal as soon as I could.
Oftentimes as Christians we’re very quick to say that ghosts don’t exist. Mediums and psychics don’t actually work. They’re just crazy people. This verse proves us wrong.
They exist. But at the risk of sounding judgmental, they aren’t of God. Far from God, actually.
“Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
God here is saying, ‘Ignore them, don’t listen to them to be dirtied by them. I am your God.’ He isn’t saying, ‘They’re crazy, they don‘t work, they don‘t know anything.”
These people can do at least some of what they say they can do. But God told us not to seek after them. And we shouldn’t need to know why He said it to follow His words.
In His Service,