In First Samuel Chapter Eight, the Israelites wanted a king so the LORD laid out in detail just what this would mean for the Israelites. God began to define the Kingdom of Man.
Man’s way is to take and make you slaves. Take care of his stuff, plow his ground, reap his harvest, make this and make that for him, and he will take your sons and daughters and then you will not have anyone to take care of your stuff but you. Take the best of your fields and vineyards and groves and give them to others. Take a tenth of your grain and vintage and give it to others. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys will be for his own use. And then you will cry out for relief.
And you know what the KING will say. How’s that working out for you? Just kidding! The KING will not hear you.
Samuel even gave them a history lesson on the greatness of the LORD, their KING, and how He delivered, provided, and sustained them. And the people still refused to change their minds and wanted a king because they wanted what the other nations had.
God basically told them a king is what they want then a king is what they will get. And God selected a king.
Oh, just look at the mercies of God towards His people.
God gave them ample opportunity to change their minds. God even detailed out the kingdom of man for His people. In the end, He did not go against their will. He gave them what they wanted.
So much to ponder.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
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