A Study of 1 & 2 Samuel

Give us a king

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Dennis McCallum

1 Samuel 8:1-10:24; Deuteronomy 17:14-20; Matthew 20:25-28


Because Samuel was aging and his sons were not genuinely pursuing God, the Israelites demanded a king be appointed to govern and judge them just as the nations around them had. God had predicted this many years before, and Samuel warned the Israelites of the negative ways a king would treat them. They persisted in their demand, ignoring his warnings, so God chose Saul to be king over them.


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