Today’s Reading – I Samuel 9-12
The people wanted 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.
We want a new king!
Whose on the throne of your life today?