“So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance” (v13). Saul’s “breach of faith” cost him the kingdom. God chose Saul as a leader (just as God chose Israel as a people) and wanted Saul to trust Him for strength, wisdom, and deliverance. But Saul “did not seek guidance from the Lord” (v14); instead, he turned to a witch/medium for help in leading the nation.
“Seeking guidance” (what Saul failed to do) is more than asking God to direct our choices. It is trusting that He is all-powerful and truly loves us; therefore, we gladly follow Him.