May 10

1 Samuel 8:1-9:27; John 6:22-42; Psalm 106:32-48; Proverbs 14:34-35

Freewill is what sets us apart from all of creation. Every other living thing in creation has instinctual behaviors that they cannot override (even trained animals revert back to their inherent behaviors over time.) With all that God had done for Israel, they made the big mistake to choose a human king over The Eternal King.

If ever there was a time for God to override human will, it would have been at this point. Yet, God allowed them to do something that He was against. He sent Samuel to warn them and give them a realistic picture about what having a king would mean. They still chose an earthly king.

Are there times when you choose incorrectly and want your life to be like other people’s? Have you looked at the green grass of someone else’s life and rejected God’s path for yours? Have you subtly substituted God’s place in your life with someone else’s? If so, it will never end well.

The throne of our lives is reserved for only One: The Lord Jesus Christ! If an unworthy person sits on the Throne, they will lead us astray and cause us to fall. Renounce any false God or fraudulent king and let God be your God! He has earned that place in your life.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 10:1-11:15; John 6:43-71; Psalm 107:1-43; Proverbs 15:1-3


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