“Appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have” (1 Samuel 8:5).
Why did the people of Israel want to have a king? – They wanted to be like “all the other nations.”
Why do we do the things that we do? Are we trying to impress other people? or Are we seeking to please God?
Again and again,we need to be reminded of the words of Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”