â€śLike all the other nations â€¦â€ť â€“ i.e., weâ€™re no longer exceptional, let us be like all the other nations. Sound familiar?
Old Samuel knew this desire was wrong and would lead the people even farther from God, into servitude, injustice and moral darkness. So he went to the Lord for guidance. But what did He say? â€śDo everything they say to you,â€ť the Lord replied, â€śfor it is Me they are rejecting, not you. They donâ€™t want me to be their king any longer.â€ť
From then on, for hundreds of years, the people suffered under foolish kings, many worse than the one before, still wanting their own way and forsaking the way of God who had made them great in their beginning. They ended in abject slavery, in Babylon captivity.
Donâ€™t think that can happen to our America? Friend, our people have rejected the very same God and His way, and clamored after a king who has promised to provide, protect and lead them ...