Topic: Saul’s Final Night [DCLM Daily Manna Friday June 15, 2018]
Text: 1 Samuel 28:7-15 (KJV)
Key Verse: “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” (1 Samuel 28:7).
It was reported that Frances Havergal, the songwriter, lived and moved in the word of God, which was her constant companion. On the last day of her life, she asked a friend to read to her the forty-second chapter of Isaiah. When the friend read the sixth verse: “I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee”, Miss Havergal stopped her. She whispered, “Called-held-kept. I can go home on that!” And she did go home on that.
Alas, it was not so with King Saul. On his last night on earth, he was keeping an appointment with the devil. Saul was chosen by God to be king over Israel. Although he started well, but pride, envy and self-indulgence got the better of him and he later completely forsook the wise counsel of Samuel. Faced with a serious attack from the Philistines, he sought the face of the God that he had abandoned for so long. When every effort to get divine counsel failed, he sought help from satanic powers that he had once banished. His servants led him to the witch at Endor who eventually conjured an apparition that predicted his death. This sad development turned God’s anointed into someone grovelling before a witch for favour. What a tragedy!
Satan is after children of God and desires to turn them away from the faith. He pursued Saul until he destroyed him. As heavenly pilgrims, we must jealously guard our faith with all diligence, always live above reproach and maintain a good testimony until the end to make it to heaven.
Thought For The Day: It is damning to turn the back against God when He calls.
Bible Reading In One Year: Psalms 134; 146-150
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