1 Samuel 8: Demanding a King


  • The desire for a king
  • The burden of a king


Many people struggle to read the OT and profit from it, but you can always learn something about God, Christ and yourselves from the OT. In the text that we have before us we are confronted with the stupidity and stubbornness of our sinfulness. Last week we saw Israel on one of her best days, she was repenting and prayerful, full of faith and humility. This is the opposite side of the coin, here we see Israel in her sins as she demands a king. Various characteristics of our sins stand out to us, things that are true of all of us.