Step by step Saul and his servant were led to the very village where Samuel was staying. The suggestion came to the servant, probably by divine power, to go to Samuel, who had been a seer for many years. (A seer could forecast situations, almost like a mystic.) It was favorable that Saul felt they should compensate Samuel with a present, but he had nothing to give him. The servant offered to give his quarter of a shekel to the “man of God” as a token of their appreciation for telling them the way.