1 Samuel 8
Jeans through the decades…
Early 1900 = overalls
1930’s Ranch Jeans - John Wayne western Movies
1940’s Borrowed Jeans - a casual “borrowed from the boys” look WWII
1950’s Capri Style - part of youth culture, high waist and rolled up cuffs (Audrey Hepburn / Jackie Kennedy)
1960’s Bell Bottoms - popular with college and hippie
1970’s Daisy Dukes - extremely short shorts during the sexual liberation (named from Daisy from Dukes of hazard)
1980’s Denim Skirt - pop singers like Tiffany and Madonna
1990’s Overalls Return - Jennifer Aniston from Friends reintroduced the overall trend (blossom)
2000’s Skinny Jeans - low-rise and tight were all the rage (Paris Hilton & Britney Spears)
2010’s Patchwork Jeans - pre-distressed and patched is now a designer look.
People want to fit in! People want to belong. We all are drawn to conform with this world from time to time
1 When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.
Samuel interestingly enough is the 3rd Levitical Judge mentioned in the Bible - Moses / Eli [Samuels sons]
Samuel recognized his age - Israel did also
Samuel appoints Judges - different from before - appoints sons
Sons are not good guys… here we go again!
church kids… Abijah & Joel [Yahu is God & My father is Yah]
Pro 22.6 = this is not a promise / these things happen /
you can understand then what happens next…
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah 5 and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord.
The Elders want to avoid this process of Judges
Samuel Appointed once - appoint again!
“Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
Samuel saw this as [evil]
14 “When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15 you may indeed set a king over you whom the Lord your God will choose. One from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
Denunciation of Theocracy / Denunciation of God as King!!!
Like the other nations… they are supposed to be set apart not just like their neighbors…
7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. 9 Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”
10 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking for a king from him. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. 12 And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 16 He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men and your donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
19 But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 21 And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the Lord. 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey their voice and make them a king.” Samuel then said to the men of Israel, “Go every man to his city.”
15 They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?