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Daily Devotion

Read: 1 Samuel 8:1–9 

“Appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.”  1 Samuel 8:5

The Israelites rejected God as their king in order to be like other nations. They were tired of being different, they were fed up with being ridiculed, and they’d had enough of being “the chosen ones.” They just wanted to be like everyone else. In their desire to be like other nations, however, they discarded their identity as the people of God.

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