Honestly I’m perplexed by the text relating to electing a king. God is clear that he is their God. Moses states that because they see that other nations have a king, they may want one to rule over them. The additions of kings will not be good for Israel and they will suffer as a result. They will replace God as king and elect a man. I feel Moses should have said no kings, but he opened the door for them. Do you think God wanted them to have a king?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.