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Israel Rejects God as King

Answers Bible Curriculum, Year 2, Q1, Lesson 10
1 Samuel 8:1-22
In this lesson, David Capoccia examines the Old Testament background for the coming kingship of Israel versus the Israelite people’s demand for a king in 1 Samuel 8. Whereas the expectation for the Israelite king is overwhelmingly positive in God’s promises to Israel, the Israelite’s demand for a king is nevertheless regarded by God as a sinful in that it rejects God himself as Israel’s ultimate king by 1) desiring to be like other nations and 2) desiring to have a king to judge and fight their battles.