1st Samuel 6 – 8: “Give them a king”

In Samuel, Chronicles

God is often viewed as inflexibile and unchanging. Verses such as “I change not” (Malachi 3:6) could be used in support of this position. Yet, in story after story, the Bible reveals a God who is constantly adapting and giving in to things that are less than the ideal to meet his children where they are. In this Bible study we considered the implications of God giving in to the Israelite’s demands for a king – – even though he did not approve.

Perhaps it would be better to say that God never changes in character and that this changeless character of personified love causes him to adapt to our needs.

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