God had forbidden sorcery and witchcraft. (Exodus 22:18 & Deut. 18:10-11)
Saul turned to a witch because:
- he was afraid.
- he had no faith.
- he had turned away from God.
Samuel’s appearance was not due to the medium, but to God.
Samuel told Saul that God had rejected him because:
- He had not obeyed the Voice of the Lord
- He had not executed God’s wrath on Amalek
Sometimes we don’t see God at work because we have not been faithful to Him.
Main Point: When frustrated with God’s lack of involvement in your life, check your level of obedience and faithfulness before you give up on Him.