“Avoid Worthless Counsel” (Isaiah 47: 12 – 14, ESV) by Carley Evans


Avoid the horoscope, the Tarot, the palm reader, witchcraft — these are not only abominations, they are worthless. These will not counsel you, save you; “behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself [are these]; no fire to sit before!”

You can not receive or find comfort in “your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror.”

Yet, these will not save you. “Evil will come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, or which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly; of which you know nothing.” (Isaiah 47: 11)

You will not see disaster coming because Tarot cards and palm readings are blind —
You will not find atonement because witchcraft and sorcery are opposed to the Holy One who died for us —

God says, “For My Name’s sake, I defer My anger; for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. Behold, I refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake, I do it, for how should My Name be profaned? My Glory I will not give to another.” (Isaiah 48: 9 – 11)

“Draw near to Me,” says God, your Redeemer. “Hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” (Isaiah 48: 16) “I Am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48: 17)

Therefore, there is no need for divination.