We live in a world that has almost no awareness of the Bible. Really pathetic. Read almost any author up until the mid-20th century, from Shakespeare to Milton, Dostoyevski to Tolstoy, Eliot to Dickens, and their works are laced with biblical references. The light of God’s Word shines so dim in our modern world.
So, where do people turn for guidance? Horoscopes and pseudo-scientists, economists and politicians. As if they know everything. Did you know this? The Lord God speaks more in the Book of Leviticus than in any other book of the Bible. Leviticus? Yes. And He says plainly in chapter 19: 31 to stay far away from ‘mediums and spiritists and necromancers’. The word for ‘mediums’ in Hebrew language refers to someone who digs a hole in the ground that unleashes infernal deities and spirits of the deceased to enter the upper world, communicating with the living. Wow, how informative can you get?!
Look at 1 Samuel 28:7 where King Saul foolishly consults a ‘medium’ for direction. The Witch of Endor. An owner of a hole in the ground. That’s the best he can do? A hole with his head in the sand? Where the dead are buried? The haunt of demons, disembodied spirits and Satan himself? This is serious business. Where do we look for guidance in life?
Don’t get me wrong. We dare not put our heads in the sand, cutting ourselves off from the outside world as if there’s nothing there for us to benefit from. There is. But, our skepticism must be on high alert. Drop your horoscope reading–stop now, right this moment. Never again go near a ouija board. Never again darken the door of a fortune-teller. Take economists and politicians lightly, sifting them like grains of sand.
Hang around the Bible neighborhood. Your neighbors will be the very best. Streets are safe and well-lit all hours of the night. Truth hangs out on every corner. The food is abundant and already paid for. Leviticus 19:31 says that if you consult mediums, who are just dirt-diggers mucking around in the mud on a rainy day, ‘you will be defiled by them.’ Be careful, the Lord says, you could get sucked into what turns out to be quicksand. People without the Lord wind up digging a big hole, looking into its depths only to fall in and disappear where they least want to be… forever. Stay away. The signs have been posted. Pay attention. Spread the Word!
Prayer: Lord, we turn to you for guidance and help. We ask for your strength to stay far away from what we know is not for us as believers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.