"Give us a king so we can be like all the nations around us!" So demanded the people of God, the Israelites. In that moment, their desire to be like their pagan neighbors blinded them to the truth. They already had a king. God was their king.
Though their motive was wrong, their desire for a king was fueled by God's own promises. In the very beginning, God had promised mankind a rescuer. He promised that a king would arise in Israel who would bring peace to the whole world. But unlike their request, this promised king would not make them like the other nations, he would make them a distinct people--a people governed by the word of God.
Who is this coming king? Is it Saul, the tall, handsome soldier? Is it David, the poet and warrior? Or is it someone who had not yet come? Join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. as we study 1 Samuel and search for the coming King.