WHY IS THE CHURCH ASKING FOR A KING?
WHY IS THE CHURCH ASKING FOR A KING????
In I Samuel chapter 8, Israel didn’t want to have prophets or judges any longer. They wanted an earthly king. They said it was because of the corruptness of Samuel’s sons, but verses 5 and 20 show their real reason. They wanted freedom to do as they want, let their king take on the problems, and not have the Lord “looking over their shoulders” in the form of a prophet and judge. They wanted to be like “other nations”. Here’s how it went. (My words in parenthesis are to help you apply the verses to us today)
4. “Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, (the elders and committees of the churches got together and talked about the pressure from the gays, atheists, IRS, and other anti-Christian groups and government agencies, to compromise on…
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