God told Samuel to warn the people of the consequences for choosing a human king. This king would take sons and make them serve as soldiers, daughters would serve in the king’s house, the people would become slaves to the king. The king would take the best fields, vineyards, and olive groves. The king would take a portion of their income and animals. This description sounds a lot like their time in Egypt. Except this time when the people would eventually cry out for relief, there would be none. After hearing all this, the people still chose to have a king, so they could be like other nations.
1. Why do think it was so important to be like other nations?
2. In what ways do you want to be like other people?
Challenge: Consider a time someone warned you against a bad decision. What lessons did you learn?
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