1 Samuel 8:4-5
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
-King in Hebrew is written as melek & it means monarch, sovereign & emperor.
-Kings have the following attributes: – they inherit kingdoms through birth right, their glory is expressed through his nature & their reputation is determined by the state of citizens, their word becomes law in their kingdom, their power is absolute & finally; their decrees are sovereign.
-Samuel became old & his sons mismanaged their judgement role. This warranted the people of Israel to demand for a king like other nations through the elders. They used their imagination to demand for a physical king to lead them & thus rejected the Lord. Even though they were cautioned against oppression that would result from the leaders of a physical king, they were determined to get one. We therefore realise that; a mismanaged kingdom comes with oppression & when a people follow the ways of the world, they reject Gods will. God is always with us & we should always consult Him in all our decisions.
God our Father, You are our Lord & King. We thank You for we have began a new week in good health. We proclaim that You are our only King & their is no other like You. May Your will prevail in our lives & country especially during this time of elections. Bless our nation to regain both political & economical stability. All glory & honor belongs to You Father, now & forever. Amen
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