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Israel's King - by Michael Phillips
The Life of Samuel - Part 8 of 11
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1 Samuel 9-12
Aug 19, 2007 am - How many of you are living with regrets? I would ask for a show of hands, if I needed to, but I don't need to because I already know the answer. Everyone is living with regrets. You regret the things you did-and shouldn't have. You regret the things you didn't do-and should have. You also regret the consequences of what you've done or left undone. Worst of all, you regret that many of the consequences cannot be reversed or lessened, at least not in this life. All of us are living with regrets. Read the book of Ecclesiastes and you'll see this is how life is under the sun, a life chock-full of regrets. 1 Samuel, chapters 9 to 12 tell the story of a people who did something wrong and failed to do something right. The wrong thing they did is demand a king they did not need and whom God did not want to give them. The right thing they failed to do is to trust God to be their King and thus, to wait for Him to give them a king after His own heart. Before long, the people would come to regret their sins, and regret them dearly. But their sins, that were so wrong and hurtful, did not frustrate God's purpose to save them from their enemies, to be their God and to make them-as stupid and ... More >>>

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