So the leaders of Israel sampled their provisions, but did not ask the LORD about it.
1 Chronicles 15:13
Because you didn't carry it from the very first, the LORD our God attacked us, since we didn't care for it appropriately."
1 Chronicles 21:30
but David was not going before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the sword carried by the angel of the LORD.
Indeed, if he snatches someone away, who could restrain him? Who can say to him, "What are you doing?'
"Tell the elders of Israel, "This is what the Lord GOD asks, "Did you come to inquire of me? As long as I live, I won't let myself be sought by you," declares the Lord GOD.'
When you present your gifts and make your sons pass through the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with your idols to this day. Should I be inquired of by you, you house of Israel? As I live," declares the LORD, "I certainly won't be inquired of by you."
those who turn away from the LORD, don't seek the LORD, and never ask for his help."