December 29, 2006 print_code Print this lesson

You will get real answers to life's difficult questions only from God.

(Romans 8:22) For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

In today’s world people are desperately seeking answers. All to often we fall into the traps of Satan and his devices.

Unfortunately people often look for the right answers in all the wrong places: psychics, mediums, weegie boards, star charts, spiritualists, astrological signs, and other similar places.

God’s people are not immune to this. Remember Saul sought a medium.

(1Sa 28:6) And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

(1Sa 28:7) 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.

God warns us in the book of Leviticus that if we turn to mediums or spiritualists we’ll defile ourselves. (Leviticus 19:31), "Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritualists, for you will be defiled by them." A few verses later, again He warns: "I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritualists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people" (Leviticus 20:6).

Not even God’s people are immune. Saul is a prime example of what happens to those that seek answers in wrong places.

(1Sa 31:5) And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

(1Sa 31:6) So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.

The Bible instructs us not to turn to worldly things for answers. Instead, we are to turn to God through our brother Jesus Christ, who is the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6). We’re told that Jesus Christ is not one of the ways; He is the way.

You will get real answers to life's difficult questions only from God.