Dangerous dabbling – Hope 103.2

Dangerous dabbling

By David ReayWednesday 7 May 2014LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 0 minutes


Read Deuteronomy 18:9-11

9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you,be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. 10 For example,never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling,or use sorcery,or interpret omens,or engage in witchcraft,11 or cast spells,or function as mediums or psychics,or call forth the spirits of the dead. (NLT)

Imagine someone foolish enough to stick their head into a lion’s cage,daring the lion to do something about it. Many times the lion will do nothing and the person concerned will then boast about how silly it is to believe lions are dangerous. Problem with that approach is that one time the lion might well bite the person’s head off. Lions are dangerous even if they don’t always act that way.

Similarly with dabbling in the occult world. Some do this because they truly believe the dark forces they call on can actually come to their aid. Others do it out of desperation,figuring help from any quarter is preferable to no help at all. Yet others see it as harmless fun,believing such spiritual forces don’t exist in any case.

Each is mistaken. There are dark forces who can exert great power. Satan is no joke,he is not to be trifled with. There is no such thing as harmless dabbling with his realities. You may get away with such dabbling for a time,but there is the very great possibility that very great harm will come your way.

The best way to avoid encountering that dark and evil spiritual power is to stay very close to the only other spiritual power: that of the risen Jesus.

David Reay