2023 Day 99 – 1 Samuel 4-8

2023 Day 99 – 1 Samuel 4-8

Sometimes we think what we want is what we need.  We see this from the Israelites in 1 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 can get 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 4-8

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