297 The Final Winner

“When (the people) said, ‘Give us a king to lead us,’ this displeased Samuel, so he prayed to the Lord” (1 Samuel 8:6).

Father, I can identify with Samuel here. I tend to sink into depression and despair at the things that are happening today. Laws that murder babies, take safeguards away from children, erode marriage and increasingly limit open proclamation of Your Word. No matter how we pray, lobby and demonstrate what these things will do to our country, no one is listening and the tide of evil just keeps rolling in.

Through the history of man, this scenario has and will repeat itself. Every person born has the free choice of what or who will be their god, and the easy and enjoyable way provided by the enemy is so attractive. Jeremiah rightly said that men’s hearts are deceitful and wicked (17:9), so democracy, the rule of the masses, inevitably takes society down the wrong path.

Your part is to do what Samuel was told to do: keep warning about the results of rejecting My ways (1 Samuel 8:9). But do not let hope be taken away from you. Remember, I am always in control, I have a plan, and nothing that man can do can thwart it. The very rejection of Me from My people Israel in Samuel’s day began the process by which David became their ruler, and through him, the greater Son of David came to earth, opening the way of salvation to all. The enemy never wins in the end.

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