Contributed by Mike Bryant on Jun 8, 2021
Israel's desire for a king is used to illustrate the temptation we face to be more like the rest of the world. But even though the world's view of us often chafes, it is God's plan that we be conspicuously different.
I) After Moses brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt, they did not have a king for many years.
A) Unlike the nations around them, they were led by men and women, judges, who were direct intermediaries between God and man.
B) Early on, the people tried to make one of those judges, Gideon, into