So his servants, together with the woman, urged him; and he heeded their voice. (1 Samuel 28:23)
Saul had hit the rock bottom of rebellion against God. He violated his own decree by going to the medium of En Dor. Necromancy violated the laws of Moses. Nevertheless, Saul in his wicked desperation turned to witchcraft instead of the Lord. Our text shows how easily swayed he became, following the counsel of his servants and a witch. Here is where rebellion against God leads. Never forget: sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you wish to stay and cost you more than you are willing to pay. Saul, Israel’s first king, regresses to following the leadership of his servants and taking counsel from a fortuneteller. There are signs that follow rebellion. With Saul the first was jealousy, followed by outbursts of anger, rashness and eventually death. I love to study the progression of King David, but I also need to study the regression of King Saul.