The paranormal is so commonplace in our society many people do not even see it as dangerous. We often think it can be “fun” to dabble in the paranormal: ouija boards, fortune tellers, slips of paper inside a cookie, and horoscopes, to name a few. But the truth of the matter is that nothing good can come from this. The Bible does not present such practices as harmless, because they encourage us to seek guidance apart from God. Truth is found in God, and He gives us all the direction we need.
I think we’d all agree that dabbling with drugs is dangerous. Dabbling in sexual sins or new age religions—no way! We know that dipping even a toe into dangerous waters is risky, because there may be sharks lurking beneath the surface or we’ll slip and fall in only to be swept away. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 lists practices common among pagan nations, and these were reasons God would drive them out of the land. These same activities are common in America today, and sadly, many undiscerning Christians are involved in dangerous practices while being completely unaware that they’re an abomination to God. If we desire to be in God’s presence, we must put away offensive occult activities—otherwise we’ll never be accepted in His land. Ask yourself these questions:
- Is Jesus enough to satisfy me or am I entertained by things God finds detestable?
- Do I trust God’s Word as the source of wisdom, or do I seek understanding from alternative sources?
As you align your life to God’s purposes, pray you’ll be able to help students understand and submit to God this week.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.