Our Story With God, Episode 10: How A Kingdom Begins

The last judge of the Israelites was probably the greatest among them.  Samuel was not only judge but also priest and prophet - raised in the tabernacle by Eli the high priest.  He judged the people for many years, but had the same fatal flaw as his mentor: neither Eli nor Samuel raised their sons to know and respect God and His commands.  And so the Israelites made a fateful decision: "Give us a king!"  They decided to become just like everyone else around them (including many of the same people God told them to remove from their land in the first place).  The first two kings offer us an amazing contrast in what qualities make a proper ruler: Saul and David.

Our Story With God, Episode 10

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