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Replacing God as the King of the Nation and You (1 Samuel 8)

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The children of Israel are waiting for the opportunity to replace God Almighty as their King, it would seem. 

1 Samuel 8:5-9New Living Translation (NLT)

“Look,” they told him, “you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.”

Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance. “Do everything they say to you,” the Lord replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment. Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them.”