Took this from an article about a scripture I had found after someone had asked me a question . I remembered a verse but needed to look it up to make sure what I was saying was legit but I believe the Lord brought it to my remembrance and I believe it is important for people to understand the truth of the matter in the days that we’re living in and have been in for quite some time into a real way to remember Kingdom over culture ….the truth is the truth even if men despise of it.
God Allows Nations To Select Rulers and Then He Establishes Them
In 1 Samuel 8 an amazing event is described that illustrates how God establishes or appoints rulers over nations. In 1 Samuel 8:1-7 we are told that the nation of Israel had rejected God as their king. Verse 7 summarizes Israel’s request.
The LORD said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.” 1 Samuel 8:7 (NASB)
Consequently, God allowed Israel to have their own king. Verses 10-18 record what God told Samuel to communicate to Israel that they would experience with their new king. The entire description is negative and in verse 18 we read this,
Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day. 1 Samuel 8:18 (NASB)
The message to Israel was simple. They would be allowed to select their ruler, but it was not the ruler God wanted for them. The ruler would be an evil one who would oppress them. Yet, God would appoint him and establish his throne, but he would not be God’s choice.