The Day Of Israel The Kings Ruled By The Favor And Choice Of God

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During the time of Israel the kings ruled by the favor and choice of God. Before that time the people political affairs were judged and taken care of by God through the prophets he assigned .The Prophets heard directly from God and delivered the message of God. The last administrative prophet the people had was Samuel. The people of Israel however were not happy there were no more comfortable with God overseeing there affairs they wanted man to do that for them the bible says that they wanted to be like other nations. The people out of a rebellious mind asked for a king. Therefore God asked Samuel to hear to their cry and appoint Saul. Saul was not Gods choice but the choice of a people that were carnally minded The choice of getting a king was viewed by God as the desertion of his people from him. The bible says, “And the LORD said to Samuel, “Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them” (1 Samuel 8:7) .However, Saul ascended the throne and ruled the people of Israel. His worth was placed in the wars he won and the people he conquered. This soon caused a problem when he was forward in performing the sacrifice in Gilgal instead of waiting for Samuel. Samuel did not find this pleasing and this incident led to the popular saying, “obedience is better than sacrifice”. Humility is the foundation of obedience and it was evident that Saul lacked humility. The incident of

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