“Judge not or you will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). These words of Jesus are quoted often and they are frequently invoked when someone is feeling protective of another, insulted or personally threatened. As usual, we tend to use the words as if we know their exact meaning, but do we? Is Jesus suggesting that words […]
In 1 Samuel 8:1-22, the people reject God as their judge by asking Samuel for a king, “such as all the other nations have.” (v. 5) God’s intention was not for them to be like the other nations! In spite of their rejection, God is faithful and eventually sends them a King like no other.