FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-6
1 Samuel 8:4-6 states, “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 us a king to judge us like all the nations.’ But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, ‘Give us a king to judge us.’ So Samuel prayed to the Lord.” Not only did Samuel have the agony of his kids not walking in his ways, but he also had to deal with Israel’s rejection of the Levitical Priesthood in order that they could be as other nations and be ruled by a king. One failure led to another. The people turned over what God wanted to be for them to a government of men. A failure to carry justice on the priesthood level led to greater captivity on the national level. It is time to once again ask God to be to us our justice in order that we might regain lost freedoms. Israel found themselves in just such a place and it should not be a surprise if it develops among nations today.