The world offers wellness by deniability, rather than repentance. ~~~ Saul has rejected God’s word and will over and over. He has tried to use God’s ceremonies and ways as manipulative tactics. And now, God has rejected him from being king, and sent a harmful spirit upon him and Saul is being tormented by this spirit. The word tormented means “to be overtaken by sudden terror.” This is not the first time something like this happens. Psalm 78:49 “HE let loose on then his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.” And the solution that is offered to Saul by his court is to find a really good guitar player so that he may be well. Does that sound just a little silly? Saul, you have been a constant rejector of God. You have led His people selfishly. And now, His convicting spirit is harming you, keeping you up at night, not giving you any relief. How about we see if Glen Cambell is available? That should do the trick.” And yet, that is exactly what the world wants to prescribe for you in terms of bringing you relief—let’s make you feel better. Let’s not bother with truth. Let’s not bother with your actions, your attitude, your rejection of your maker. Let’s not bother with reality. Let’s just sooth your precious little soul with some music that will make you feel better about yourself. How about this instead—REPENT SAUL! Do you not realize that you have abandoned God? Have you not realized that you are eaten up with yourself, and your image, and your own self-glory? You must repent! You are being tormented because of your willful pride and refusal to fall on your face before God and seek mercy. But this is what the world offers—wellness by means of deniability. It’s not my fault. This is what happens when you look to the world.