A King Just Like Everyone Else (1 Samuel 8)


1 Samuel 8:7 says:

The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.

When Israel decided they wanted a king to be just like all the other nations they did so by rejecting the Lord as their king.

There is a saying that says “if you want to live like no one else, you’ve got to live like no one else”. In other words, there is a cost of discipline and choosing a different path of life to most people, if you want to truly succeed in a way that most others don’t.

The same is true of the life of the Christian. Wanting to live like everyone else AND live for Jesus is mutually exclusive.

You’ve got to pick one or the other.

The place the Lord must take in our lives is the place reserved for King. That is why He is titled the “King of kings”. If He is not King of our lives, someone or something else will be. And that means Jesus is not King of kings.

In out lives there will always be a king. Be it the one who is rightfully king or the one we choose in His place, just like all the “other nations”.

Who is the king of your life? The King of kings? Or something or someone just like all the other nations have?

PRAYER: Father, I want you to be my King. Lord rule and reign in my life as King of my heart, my mind, my future and my affections. I love you Lord, Amen.

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