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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Aug 30, 2018

There’s a big difference between remorse and repentance. Sorrow for what you have done and the consequences your actions have caused is not the same as having a repentant heart. And in 1 Samuel 28:8-25, King Saul will regret his decision to seek wisdom from a witch. Since he could no longer hear from God, he took it upon himself to seek the counsel of a medium, a known practitioner of black magic and the occult. This woman should not have existed because God had commanded that all such individuals be driven from the land of promise. But not only was she there, Saul knew right where to find her and turned to her in his time of need. And when the spirit of Samuel the prophet appeared to Saul and confronted him for his disobedience to God, Saul fell on his face in fear. But it was too little, too late. He was not repentant. He was simply sorry that things had not turned out as he had hoped.