Deut 17 to 19 How to deal with wicked and presumptuous sin
If only we would listen to God’s counsel! Wicked and presumptuous sin leads the nation astray. So, if you want your nation to be pure and holy, destroy those who seek to lead others astray and away from God by serving and worshiping idols. Now, as to those times you don’t know what to do or are unsure, go to the place the Lord has chosen and inquire there of the priests and Levites, for God has given them the wisdom needed. Today we should seek wisdom from those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit as and are called to teach and preach the Word of God.
God knew the Israelite kings would lose sight of Him because most of their wants were selfish and their hearts were earthly, not heavenly. First only choose a man from their brethren. In addition, after forty years in the wilderness, the Israelites still had insatiable appetites. They wanted meat not manna, a.k.a. horses, women, and money–how like today! We don’t have kings but politicians, yet we see these same problems in our leaders today!
God’s ways are simple and straightforward. Why are we so disobedient? In our hearts, we are more prone to seek what satisfies our desire of the flesh, the desire of our eyes, and the arrogance produced by material possessions. [1Jn. 2:16]