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Warrior Poet: 1 Samuel 8:6-8

1 Samuel 8:6-8:  But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.

Dear Warrior Poet,

Be careful what and who you choose to be the ruler of your life.  Often our requests from God are substitutes for God.  What we long for most and that which we crave are simply idols if they are not the person of Jesus and the fruit of His Spirit.  It is easy to identify in our lives the substitutes, we can hear them in our prayers; we can see them in our purchase history; we can sense them in our desires.  If we have a king in our life other than Jesus we must identify it and renounce it.  Be careful what you wish for, you might actually get it.  What rules your thoughts, your finances, your time?  Is it a good king?