In 1 Samuel, God is preparing the world for David to be king, but they’ve gotten sick of waiting and order Samuel to give them one immediately.
“But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, that we may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20
As the study notes in my Bible point out, before this point God had been the one to fight battles for Israel and had been doing quite well, but they wanted a king because they wanted to be like the other nations. Samuel tries to dissuade them, but they insist so they are given Saul, who ends up being a fairly poor king. The point here is that at this time, they really didn’t need a king, and God was preparing one for when they would, but they were impatient. We all go through this today from time to time, needing more money, better stuff, better body, or anything. Absolutely anything. And in the world we live in today there are always shortcuts that seem to get more results faster. If you need something today, dedicate some time to stop chasing it in order to slow down and listen to what God is telling you. Maybe you need to wait, and maybe you need to learn to be okay with that, but it’s always worth hearing from God.
“And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.”” 1 Samuel 8:7
If you insist, sometimes you’ll find God gives you what you want, if only so that you eventually learn you should have listened to Him in the first place.
Thanks for reading everyone,