1Samuel 8 Sadness entered the life of Samuel when those he had served for many many years decided he was too old and his sons were unfit. Feeling rejected, Samuel shared his hurt with God. God helped him to realize what they were saying in the flesh was really what was in their heart. God said, “They are not rejecting you, but Me.” That was a rude awakening for Samuel; it didn’t change his hurt heart, but it changed the perspective.
The people then and the people today want a God/King that they can see, hear, smell, and touch. I am sure you have heard people today say if God would only reveal himself I would believe that He is real. But, as Paul recorded: “For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.” Also, this God they couldn’t see sent His Son that they could see and what did they do to Him? They crucified him.
You can’t have it both ways. Do you want a God who is here for only a while or a God who is eternal? Do you want a king that is human and makes human mistakes or do you want a God who is perfect all the time?
God Sent His Son…they Crucified Him!