Eleventh-Hour Answers

“When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, ‘Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.’ ” (1 Sam 28:6)
 
With the Philistine armies gathering and Saul’s heart trembling, Saul turned to God for help…
 
but God is not an ATM. We can’t simply pray to him when we have needs, wait for Him to spit out a solution, and then move on with our day.
 
Saul had spent a lifetime slowly moving away from Jehovah. His kingly pride had consumed him and only in his hour of need does he finally reach out to God again. And the greatest proof of Saul’s decaying loyalty? When God doesn’t answer – he’s ready and willing to move on to plan B, a medium.
 
Loyalty and faithfulness leave no room for a plan B. Our prayers to God should be built upon the foundation of a faithful life of trust, not a desperate attempt for help in the eleventh hour.
 
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Pet 3:12)
 
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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