Daily Bible Podcast Day 101 – 1 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 1, 2 Corinthians 11

February 9, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Is it not wheat harvest now? I will call on the Lord to send thunder and rain. And you will realize what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the Lord when you asked for a king.” ~1 Samuel 12:17

Observation:
Samuel’s argument is that Israel, in asking for a king to rule them, is forsaking their trust in their True King, God. It would appear that their clamoring for a king is a form of idolatry: putting their faith in an object undeserving of their obedience; the earthly king.

Application:
I wrote previously about my tendency to hope for political salvation, but now I’m thinking that this is even deeper. Putting trust in any man to do what only God can do is pure idolatry. Certainly the worship of a political candidate qualifies. Man’s sin nature guarantees that no one but God can save us and believing the promises of a politician to that effect is foolish and idolatrous.

Prayer:
Father, you are the only King. You are the only One who deserves to rule. I will seek to follow You and You alone, especially when the dictates of an earthly “king” defy Yours. Your kingdom come, Your will be done and no one else’s.

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