1 Samuel 8:1 – 22, 12: 1 -25
1 Samuel 8:19–20 (NKJV)
19Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us,
20that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”
I We want
1 Samuel 8:7–8 (NKJV)
7And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
8According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also.
II I won’t
1 Samuel 12:23–25 (NKJV)
23Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way.
24Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
25But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”