God as King

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1 Sam 8,4-7.10-22a 

The elders of Israel all assembled, went back to Samuel at Ramah, and said,

‘Look, you are old, and your sons are not following your example. So give us a king to judge us, like the other nations.’ Samuel thought that it was wrong of them to say, ‘Let us have a king to judge us,’ so he prayed to Yahweh. But Yahweh said to Samuel, ‘Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you: it is not you they have rejected.’ Everything that Yahweh had said, Samuel then repeated to the people who were asking him for a king. Read More