Sha’ul consulted G-d: “Should I go down in pursuit of the P’lishtim? Will you hand them over to Isra’el?” But he didn’t answer him that day.
It has been said that the Father answers every prayer, and sometimes the answer is a “no.” I find a lot of the actions taken in this account to be curious. Maybe most everyone’s hearts were in the right places, but the outcomes were less-than-righteous. Maybe that is why The LORD of Hosts stayed silent. Ultimately, the Father blessed Israel that they should be freed from the oppression of the Philistines. Besides that he continued to be with Sha’ul and bring him victory.