They answered him, “A man came to meet us. He told us to go and return to the king who sent us, and tell him, ‘Here is what HaShem says: “Is it because there’s no G-d in Isra’el that you’re sending to consult Ba‘al-Z’vuv the god of ‘Ekron? Therefore you will never leave the bed you are lying on; you will certainly die.”’”
Trusting in emptiness and vanity will lead to failure and doom. There is One True King and to seek Him is to find life.