In our passage today we see two men, two battles, and two outcomes. Observe:
- Sin and judgment – When God wouldn’t answer him, Saul again took matters into his own hands and sinned by going to a medium. The medium calls up Samuel who delivers the pronouncement of God’s judgment – Saul and his sons will die in the coming battle. When God doesn’t respond as you want, do you take matters into your hands?
- Obedience and blessing – David finds that an enemy has taken away his wives. He first turns to God and finds strength in the Lord (30:6). He then seeks God’s direction and follows it – and rescues his wives. Where do you turn first in calamity? Are you following God’s direction?