A King Is The Ruler

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A king is the ruler, the maker or laws, and is the heart and representation of a country. Dynasties rise and fall, under the reign of their king. He is sometime called the chosen one, as he has the power to either bring the country to its glory, or bring ruin and devastation. Thus, throughout the history of Israel, the three kings – Saul, David, and Solomon – where all chosen by God, and each of them had contributed to the development of the nation. Before the time of the three kings, those who reign over Israel were the Judges. However, the beginning of 1 Samuel unfolded the fading of their era (New International Version). By the time the leadership lay in the hands of Eli and his ungodly sons, God had stopped speaking to them and gave His guidance to Samuel (Hinson and Yates 163). Thus, in time, Samuel gained his judgeship and led the nation to victory and peace. However, as he aged, the people wish to have a king. Since Samuel son’s did not proved to be faithful to the Covenant the way their father did, the people believed it is necessary to requested for a king (Constable, Notes on 1 Samuel). They claimed: “(w)e want a king over us. 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” (1 Samuel 8: 19-20, NIV). Indeed, having a king would give the power against other enemies. Nonetheless, the people of Israel ultimately failed to understand that their true King, the one and only that helped them throughout
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