Scripture: 1 Samuel 8-9
6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.
Samuel was now old. He had appointed his two sons to be judges, but they were not men of integrity, but instead took bribes and perverted justice. In respond, Israel sought Samuel to give them a king. Samuel was quite hurt, feeling like they were rejecting him, but still he sought the Lord. And God revealed to him that their rejection was not of Samuel, but of God’s rule.
There are times in which we feel rejected, hurt, betrayed, etc. The challenge for us then is to go to God to gain his perspective on the situation. Will we listen to God instead of feelings and opinions?
Heavenly Father, help me to always listen to you, and to go to you for advice often and always in time of need. Guide my every step. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.