Title: Choosing a King, Part 2: The People
Speaker: Dave Everson
This month we're studying the story of Israel's transition from a collection of affiliated tribes to a united nation under a king. What can we learn from the way their king was chosen?
This week, we read how the people demanded a king. God gave them what they asked for, and the nation was deeply and forever changed. But God also made it clear: this is not what's best. God asked them, do you really understand what a king is? Is what you want from a king really worth what it will cost?
Kings and kingdoms are everywhere. And the question for us is the same as the one God put to the Jewish people: are your kings worth submitting to?