As you will notice, I missed a day. I got sidetracked from my normal routine yesterday. Sigh.
:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the heart.
You can't hide anything from God.
:31 The house is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.
Thank You Lord for keeping me safe.
:9 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth.
1 Sam 8
:5 Because Samuel was old and his sons weren't following the Lord, the people wanted a king.
:7 The Lord told Samuel to give them a king, that they weren't rejecting Samuel, they were rejecting the Lord. It is hard to remember that sometimes when someone rejects us.
:18 In the previous verses, Samuel tells the people what it will be like with a king. The Lord told Samuel to lay it all before them. And that when they have enough, the Lord will not hear them.
:19 Even knowing all of it they still want a king. Aren't we like that sometimes? We don't care about the eventual outcome, we just want what we want when we want it, and we think that we can change the eventual outcome. How foolish we are.
:22 The Lord tells Samuel to give them what they want.
Sometimes the Lord says yes to things He knows is not best for us, because we need to learn something. In this case He warned them what having a king would be like, but they still wanted it. So by saying yes and giving them what they wanted He would teach them sometimes it is not a good thing to get your way.