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“Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the Lord has set a king over you.” 1 Samuel 12:13 NIV

A story is given in our theme scripture of the children of Israel demanding a king from God, because other nations had kings.

What they did not realize, was that God Himself was their king. They wanted a mere mortal whom they could honor, see, touch and bow before when all along they had the King of Kings. Many times, believers fall into the same temptation as the Israelites did. Perhaps God has placed an assignment on your life and you turned to man to validate it instead of trusting the spirit to vindicate it.

Perhaps you settled for the good and deny God’s best because you are impatient. Perhaps you are so hung up on the way things should be that it has hindered any form of counsel the Lord has sent your way in time of need. This story teaches us a profound truth about God’s merciful character, that though he knows he has abundant and exceeding great blessings than we may dare imagine, the heart posture of man can cause him to give from contingencies if that is the only way to show him patience that he may repent.

The Apostle Peter writes: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (2Peter 3:9).

Let it not be said of you that you were not patient enough for God’s best. Praise the Lord.

Prayer: Father I thank you for this wisdom. I am a ruled spirit and I have learnt to allow trials to perfect perseverance in me. I know that though I am in the world, I am not of it. My counsel is from another, my help is from another, my peace is from another, therefore my response is of another! The King of Kings is by my side, and in Him I live and move and have my being, in Jesus mighty name. Amen! 


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