Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship
Be Careful What You Wish For - 1 Samuel 8:10-22
How can we find hope throughout the book of Samuel? Find out this morning!
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  • Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship
    1475 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA
    Monday 8:30 AM, Monday 10:00 AM
Big Idea: Humble yourself before the Lord as you seek His will and trust Him for the answer to your request.
I. The Desire of an Earthly King (8:10-18)
a. Samuel outlines the consequences of having a human king -- a king who will take from the people. This warning emphasizes the importance of considering the consequences of our requests.
b. This desire to conform to world norms can lead us away from God's wisdom and guidance.
II. The Burden of an Earthly King (8:19-20)
a. Israel's refusal to heed Samuel's warnings reveals stubbornness in their hearts.
b. Be aware of our own stubbornness and the allure of the visible in our decisions.
III. God’s Faithfulness Despite Human Failings (8:21-22)
a. Despite Israel's stubbornness, God grants their request for a king. Sometimes God's "yes" to our requests may be a form of discipline to help us grow.
b. God doesn't abandon us in our mistakes; He is faithful even when we choose not to follow His will.
a. Submitted to God’s Word (cf. 2 Tim. 3:14-17).

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