Christian Devotional – August 3, 2015

Read 1 Samuel chapter 28


1 Samuel 28:15b–“I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.”


Saul had been disobedient and had rejected God. Because of his sin, God had rejected him. Now, instead of repenting to turn to God, Saul is resorting to the sin of witchcraft to try and find answers. Often when we want answers from God, we want them on our terms. We try to dictate to God when and how He is to answer us. But that’s not God. God is God and He will determine exactly when and how he will reveal Himself to us, but it starts with our repentant heart and desire to obey Him, no matter what He tells us. Will we be content to seek God with all our heart? If we do, we will be able to wait on God and His answers in His timing.


Father, it is so hard to wait sometimes, but I will spend my time seeking after You and learning to know You more. I desire to be in Your perfect will and not take Saul’s course of action of resorting to sin. Sin does not lead to God and I will not allow Satan to deceive me about that. I will seek You and You alone.