1 Samuel 8:1-22 – RESISTANCE!
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