Thursday, March 19, 2009

1 Samuel 8

Verses 19-20, "But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.'"

We want someone else to fight our battles. We want someone else to go out and take the heat for the mistakes and the decisions that we have made. Why? I don't know, but I know I do this too. It just seems so much easier to have this kind of attitude over faith and obedience to God. The truth is, God wants to fight our battles. God wants to protect us. God wants to display the fullness of His love and mercy into our lives. We choose to send someone else who can't do any of that. We get out of it exactly what we put into it.

This breaks God's heart. Forgive me, Father.