1 SAMUEL 8

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1 Samuel 8

LOOKING FOR A KING

 

A KING WAS REQUESTED – Vss. 1-6 – Instead of having judges rule over Israel, Israel wanted a king to be like other nations.

 

GOD WAS REJECTED – Vss. 7-9 – Samuel was not being rejected, but God was!  Samuel was to give their request, but first warn them.

 

THE PEOPLE WERE REMINDED – Vss. 10-18 – Israel was reminded of the sacrifices they would have to make in order to have a king.

 

THE NATION WAS RESOLVED – Vss. 19-20 – They refused to listen to Samuel’s warnings and insisted that they wanted a king.

 

THE MATTER WAS REHEARSED – Vss. 21-22 – Samuel reviewed things with God. God told him to anoint a king.  The people were sent away, and God would show Samuel who the next king would be in 1 Samuel 9.

 

 

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1 Samuel 8:1-22

"BE REASONABLE, DO IT MY WAY!"

 

Sometimes people can be very stubborn.  As Samuel was getting to the end of his life, the Israelites were clamoring for a king. No matter what he told them, they did not want to have their minds changed about a king.

 

REQUEST FOR A KING - Vss. 1-5

 

EXPLANATION FROM GOD - Vss. 6-9

Notice that Israel was not rejecting its prophet, Samuel.

Israel was rejecting God, not wanting Him to rule over them.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE KING - Vss. 10-18

God told Samuel to warn Israel about having a king (Vs.9).

In these verses Samuel tells Israel what will happen when they have a king.

 

STUBBORNNESS OF THE PEOPLE - Vss. 19-20

Israel rejected the appeal of God through Samuel, and insisted on having a king.

We must be careful not to be stubborn when God warns us. Psalm 106:14

 

 

 

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