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Today’s Word: King (Leader, Ruler, etc)
Sometime we just don’t realize how good we have things, and so it was with the children of Israel.
The children of Israel had God to watch over them and guide them by day and by night, but they appealed to Samuel to get them another ruler like the other nations around them had.
God never forces Himself on anyone, so He told Samuel to give the people what they wanted.
If you are not familiar with the book of Samuel, you should give it a read to see what transpires. You will see the behavior of the King that the people wanted. God had wanted much better for them, but He gave them the desires of their hearts. Below are a few verses, but I hope you will take the time to read the whole story.
Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, 5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. 9 Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:1-9
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God’s will for Israel wasn’t for the new found nation to have a king.
The kingship was born out of the people of Israel complaining that they wanted a king like other nations had.
They had grown tired of taking leadership from the Prophets of God.
There is a lot that we can draw from for today from those things!
Very true….lessons for us to learn from.
From Acts 4:26
“The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers have gathered together against the Lord and against His Messiah.”
Despite rulers such as Herod and Pontius Pilate as well as the common people taking a stand against Jesus, they couldn’t prevent His ultimate triumph with the Resurrection. Jesus is the Messiah forever and ever.
“The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being King over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a King among his sons.” 1 Samuel 16:1 ESV
A man after God’s own heart, a king to help shepherd God’s people. King David, a man chosen by the heart of God! King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!