• To Fear God

    Since boyhood Samuel faithfully served God’s people.  The Old Testament nation of Israel certainly had its ups and downs and Samuel had been there to lead, advise, and intercede with God on numerous occasions.  The Israelites were a stubborn people and eventually became like those nations around them, wanting a king to rule them.  Samuel attempts to warn them of all the repercussions possible with having a king, as opposed to the judges they had experienced, but the Israelite people remain firm in their request and God grants them a king for the first time in their history. Samuel isn’t happy about the situation.  At this point he is old…