The Israelites were warned against choosing a human king. The king would do whatever was best for himself. The alternative was to keep God as their king. Isaiah tells us that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways. His ways and thoughts are higher than the heavens. While a human king wants what is best for him, God wants what is best for us. He works things out for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose. He will work things to benefit us in His plan for our life.
1. When has something that seemed bad, turned out better than expected?
2. Have you experienced an unanswered prayer that you were grateful for later?
Challenge: God’s perspective is longer range. We may go through difficulty that prepared us for something later. Trusting God as our king will benefit us, because he always wants what is best for us, and good for us according to his plan.