1 Samuel 8: 4-9

4Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, 5And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. 6But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. 7And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 8According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. 9Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

4 Entonces se reunieron todos los ancianos de Israel y fueron a Samuel en Ramá, 5 y le dijeron: Mira, has envejecido y tus hijos no andan en tus caminos. Ahora pues, danos un rey para que nos juzgue, como todas las naciones. 6 Pero fue desagradable a los ojos de Samuel que dijeran: Danos un rey que nos juzgue. Y Samuel oró al SEÑOR. 7 Y el SEÑOR dijo a Samuel: Escucha la voz del pueblo en cuanto a todo lo que te digan, pues no te han desechado a ti, sino que me han desechado a mí para que no sea rey sobre ellos. 8 Así como todas las obras que han hecho desde el día en que los saqué de Egipto hasta hoy, abandonándome y sirviendo a otros dioses, así lo están haciendo contigo también. 9 Ahora pues, oye su voz. Sin embargo, les advertirás solemnemente y les harás saber el proceder del rey que reinará sobre ellos.

Just like Samuel, we need to listen to God. He may lead us to plead with people. They may still not listen, but we must still try. God wants to see our faithfulness. We cannot just assume that people will not listen, we must heed God’s Word and obey. If we protest in humbleness, God will bless us in many ways.

 

 

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