1 Sam 9-12
The people reject Samuel’s sons, and rightly so, for they were not men ‘of the cloth’ but of perversion. We wonder why Samuel chose to make them judges when not one before him did so. The fruit is in the pudding, so to speak. They were unwise, and the people perceived that these men would be their leaders if Samuel died. Using their natural rather than spiritual eyes, they didn’t ask God for His direction. Instead, they wanted to be like the nations around them. How foolish! Had they really looked at what takes place when a king is over them? They take, and they take, and they take and do not give. How often do we fail to observe the consequences of others’ choices and see that as a lesson for what lies ahead for us?
Father, give us the spiritual wisdom to choose Your way and Your man to lead us.