Skip to comments.Give Us a King
Posted on 11/07/2012 7:58:38 AM PST by bboop
6 But when they said, Give us a king to lead us, this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.
10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[b] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. No! they said. We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. (Then turn to elect him again like a Pavlovian dog returns to its own vomit!)
Thanks for posting. I was thinking about this passage this morning. It is appropriate for this time.
The Word of God is where need to turn!
Sad day, the saddest of days.
Sad day, the saddest of days.
First thing I thought of as well. Keeping my eyes fixed on the King of kings.
Um — 1 Samuel 8:4-20. Sorry.
That you for the very fitting Scriptures for today.
1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1Co 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
1Co 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
More than half of America chose to serve their idols yesterday .
Thank you for the very fitting Scriptures for today
We’re moving to Wyoming. What’s not to like? Low sales tax, blizzards to keep the Big City Wimps out, little sucking at the teat of government, generations of Cheneys.
Me thinks you may be on to something! I may see you there.
Good choice! I live in California and work in Wyoming for ~2 months during the year. I keep telling my wife that moving to Wyoming is becoming more realistic as time goes on...
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they because fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over to the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
-1 Romans 1:18-32
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. II Timothy 4
When you really think about what just happened, isn’t this (according to the Bible and Revelations) just WHERE we are supposed to be about now? Maranatha!!
My husband worked in Laramie last Spring and loved it there. We drove the Wyoming leg of the Oregon Trail in August, just to check it out. I loved the NO traffic, as we currently live in Los Angeles.
For all of our advanced technology and vastly superior quality of life, nothing has changed.
I also live in LA and am leaving for WY tomorrow...I will be in Laramie at about the same time a winter storm moves in! Hopefully it’s not so bad that they have to close the interstate.