Monday, March 30, 2009

Israel had No King

Four times in Judges it says, "Israel had no king."  Two of those times it says, "In those days, Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit."  

What do you guys think of this?  Later Israel will have a king and God says choosing a king is rejecting him as king, but laws about a king are in the Law.  I feel like there is a tone in the 4 times in Judges that it was a bad thing that they didn't have a king.  So what do you all make of that?  

1 comment:

Tera Chau said...

Yea I noticed this too and made some notes in my book. God was their king but He wasn't enough in their eyes, that's sad :(. I can relate though, God is my "great reward" but I still want other things or people :(.

Also, in Deut 17:14-15 God seemed to have predicted when they would want a human king (after the possession of the land) hmmm interesting.