Prone to Wander

A sermon on 1 Samuel 8

The future looked bright for Israel at the end of 1 Samuel 7. But in chapter 8, Israel shows herself to be an unfaithful covenant partner yet again.

In Israel’s faithless request for a king like all the nations, we see ourselves — prone to wander, prone to leave the God we love. Yet, God loves to show mercy to his wayward people. We see this most clearly in Jesus Christ, the true but rejected King who laid down his life for us.

This sermon was preached on June 23, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.