We’ve reached 1 Samuel in our sermon series on the books of the Bible. If you’re a history buff, you’ll appreciate this pivotal moment in ancient history. As 1 Samuel begins, Israel was at a low point spiritually. The priesthood was corrupt, the ark of the covenant was not at the tabernacle, idolatry was practiced, and local rulers, the judges, were dishonest. The nation longed for a king to lead them—a desire they developed through watching the surrounding nations—so that they could protect themselves. Here’s a fascinating account of how a people transitioned from tribalism to monarchy—with intriguing insights into power we can learn from today.
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