Give Them A King!!!

Dot McGinnis
Copyright 2005
Reproduced with Permission

"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 8:6-22

The people asked Samuel for a king, but they already had one. How this must have hurt our Lord. God gave them what they wanted, so that they could be like "... all the other nations ..." vs. 20.

I wonder how often He gives me things I ask for so that I can be like "everyone else" when all he ever really wanted was for me to just be satisfied with what He's already given me ... Himself.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5