Summary: When we are in tight situations we need to make sure that we seek advice from the right sources.
Who Are You Listening To
Scripture Reference: I Samuel 28:7 (KJV)
I Samuel 28:6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. 7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
In order for you to completely understand the importance of what I am asking when I ask “Who are you listening to” the first thing I want to do is brief you of the story between the main two characters that I will use to talk about this which are David and Saul
- At one point David and Saul’s son Jonathan had been close friends. They were as close as brothers. They had even worked together. When Saul first met David he liked him so much that he insisted that he live with him (I Samuel 18:2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house.)
o Sometimes our near and dear friends turn against us (Psalms 55:12
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it
he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself
from him: )
- From the moment he took over as king Saul had been able to
enjoy the luxury of God being on his side and he being easily
victorious in battle (I Sam 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have
obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and
have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.)
o Though God is on our side right now we must always remember
to choose God because in reality we have to chose to be on the
Lord’s side (Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose
you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were
on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but
as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. ) not the other way around.
Some of us think that we are so blessed and that God is such a
silent and resourceful partner then we can act like we don’t know
him but this is not true.
- Somehow Saul allowed the spirit of jealousy to take over him
from a song. He thought he was about to lose his kingdom
because the people praised David in a song (I Sam 18:6 And it came
to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine,
that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king
Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 7 And the women
answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and
David his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased