Day 100

Today’s Reading – I Samuel 9-12

But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, ‘No, we want a king to rule over us’—even though the LORD your God was your king. Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the LORD has set a king over you. If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God—good! But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.  I Samuel 12:12-15

The people wanted a king.

God provides a king.

Samuel reminds the people that in having a king the rules have not changed – they are still to love and obey God.

So, in our story, we now have a king instead of judges (leaders) and the cycle of behavior goes unchanged.

That is so like us today!

We become unhappy with whatever is happening in our lives. We demand change. We make promises to change. We even make specific changes – we diet, we join a health club, we set a budget, we change our habits, we declare once again that Jesus is Lord of our life.

And then . . . life happens . . . and we return to our old ways.

The good news is that no matter how many times we fail in our promises to God, God is always right there to pick us up and give us another chance.

throne.jpgWe want a new king!

We declare Jesus is King of our lives. And then in time, we slip ourselves back onto the throne.

Whose on the throne of your life today?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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