Key Verse: Verse 10 – “I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?"
Key Words: where is any other that may save thee
Israel wanted a king and God gave them Saul. Again Israel wanted a king and God gave them Hoshea, and again, that didn’t work out too well. Israel again wanted a king and got Zedekiah…not too good. So God tells Israel, “I will be thy king. I am the only One Who can save you.” How true!!
In 1981, a Minnesota radio station reported a story about a stolen car in California. Police were staging an intense search for the vehicle and the driver, even to the point of placing announcements on local radio stations to contact the thief. On the front seat of the stolen car sat a box of crackers that, unknown to the thief, were laced with poison. The car owner had intended to use the crackers as rat bait. Now the police and the owner of the VW Bug were more interested in apprehending the thief to save his life than to recover the car. So often when we run from God, we feel it is to escape His punishment. But what we are actually doing is eluding His rescue.
That is what Israel was doing, running from God when He was the only king Who could save.
What to do:
✞ Look to the King of Kings for deliverance. No other king can save.
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