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Look, We Want a King

“Look! we want a king!” the ancient Israelites tell Samuel. The siren song of earthly kingship, of being like everyone else, of conquering through military strength, this song is undone when we look to the true King. This King beckons us to follow him, not so that he can take from us, but so that we might receive true, abundant life from him.

But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20