WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
Scripture: I Samuel 8:4-5
I Samuel 8:4-5 reveals the primary assignment of a king. Verses 4-5 state, “Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make for us a king to judge us like all the nations.” The primary assignment of a king was to rule and judge. Kings judge right and wrong. That was their primary assignment. So as a priest, we pray for people. As a king we pray against them, when their actions are worthy of judgment. We have made people feel very uncomfortable judging, but the truth of the matter is, you cannot be a king without judging right from wrong and deciding what is an appropriate action. God blesses right, attempts to redeem wrong and for the arrogant, rebellious and those bent on destruction, He intervenes judicially! The covenant of Sure Mercy gives us the power to rule in that dimension.