1 Samuel 24 Devotional Commentary

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1 Samuel 24:4

Samuel the prophet, was raised up by God to bring the time of the judges to a close, because Israel lusted after a king. They rejected the Lord as their sovereign Ruler because they wanted to be like their Gentile neighbours. Israel wanted to have a democracy like the surrounding nations instead of a theocracy, where the Lord was King. It was a time in Israel's history when, "everyone did what was right in their own eyes," and God gave them over read more...