Daily Bible Podcast Day 100 – 1 Samuel 8-10, 2 Corinthians 10

February 8, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.'” ~1 Samuel 8:6-7

Both God and Samuel are upset that the Israelites, instead of looking to God for guidance, are asking for a political ruler instead of a spiritual one.

I have been known to get caught up in political concerns. I worry that this politician or that one (basically all of them) are leading us to ruin. Whenever I am tempted to hope for political solutions, I need to follow Samuel’s (and God’s) heart and turn to the only true King.

Father, let me not forget that you are the only just and valid ruler and that there are no solutions to human problems apart from Your sovereignty.

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