Have you ever asked your children, “Why did you do that?” The answer you receive varies from, “I don’t know” to “Would you repeat the question?” I really don’t like the “I don’t know” answer because to me it smacks of evasive ignorance. I get that sometimes we do things with little thought and our…

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…