The lessons we can learn from Samuel are remarkable. He heads off to Bethlehem because God wants him to anoint a new king for Israel. He is instructed by the Lord to invite Jesse to a banquet and bring along the family. Samuel believes that the new king is among the sons of Jesse. So,…

The nation of Israel cried out for a king. I guess they wanted to be like other nations and have a king reign over them so they had Samuel bring their demand before the Lord. It first appears that God gave in to their ill-advised request, but of course God always has bigger and better…