2020 Day 212 – 1 Samuel 7-9 and Psalms 29

2020 Day 212 – 1 Samuel 7-9 and Psalms 29

Sometimes we think what we want is what we need.  We see this from the Israelites in 1st Samuel chapter 8.  “But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.  And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.” (1Samuel 8:6-7)  It really troubled Samuel that they would not listen to him, but they had other reasons for wanting a king.  “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;  That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.” (1Samuel 8:19-20)  They wanted to be like other nations.  Wanting to be like the world around us gets us on the wrong path.  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 7-9 and Psalms 29

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