3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land.
4 The Philistines assembled and came and set up camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all the Israelites and set up camp at Gilboa. 5 When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. 6 He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. 1 Samuel 28:3-6
We live in a wired world (yeah, it's weird too), we are always connected these days.
What would happen to you if you lost your connection?
What if you lost your connection when you needed it most?
No cell, no e-mail, no internet, no TV, no text, no facebook, nada, nothing!
That's where Saul is, it's the worst day of his life and he has no connection.
The Philistines have gathered all their forces (the numbers are staggering) and are about to attack; their plan is to cut Israel in half!
Saul cannot count on all of his forces either!
One of his best warriors and his men has joined the Philistines! Not only is David one of his best, but Saul's been trying to kill him, don't you think he might be a little ticked?
Scared, you bet! It's Saul, he was scared looking for his father's donkey, he was scared about being king, he never imitated any attacks against the Philistines, and he has been racked with fear since about chapter 16! He is literally scared to death!
To make it worse, he has lost his connection!
…but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.
Not by prayer, not by word, not by preacher, not by phone, not by text, not by e-mail, no signs, nothing!
Samuel, whose prayers opposed their enemies, was dead!
David, the "national champion", you chased into a foreign land and has sided with the enemy!
You let Doeg kill all the priest!
The chickens have come home to roost!
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Gal 6:7
Man, he is reaping some bad seed!