Jan. 9, 2017

Week Two, January 9-15

This week, we will read about Israel’s transition from God’s rule to human rule through Israel’s demand for a king. Their desire for a king was driven by their envy of other nations around them that had a king. The problem was they already had a king, God. Even when God warned them against this, they pushed harder. God relented and gave them exactly what they asked for. They were willing to replace God’s rule for that of a man just so they could be like everyone else.

1 Samuel 8:1–9