What Do You Want?

The people wanted a king.

“Everyone else has one,” they said.  “We want one too.”

God tried to warn them.  “Tell them they’ll be sorry,” he told Samuel.  The people wouldn’t hear it.  “Give them a king then.  They’ll have to obey him, and he might make them do things they don’t want to do.”

So, God chose Saul.  Saul wasn’t a very good king, but God, being the father that he is, gave him children what they wanted, despite his warning.

Have you ever warned your kid(s) about something, and when they didn’t want to listen, you let them reap the consequences?  God did the same thing.

But, God is a gracious god, and after his children learned their lesson, he saved them by appointing David to be the next king (not for a few years, but eventually, Saul did die).  David, the giant killer, psalm writer, and father of Solomon, the wisest king to ever live.

Let me ask you something, two things rather: what do you want?  And why do you want it?

Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

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