“Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”” ~1Samuel 8:4-9 NKJV
Mankind though different, individually, he is quite the same and very predictable. Always seeking a leader to be over himself and his people…”let someone else take charge,” he would say. But it always ends badly for him when man looks to others and away from God, who is man’s rightful leader and king; as He is mans Creator.
It is quite apparent that God, our Creator, was always intended to be our one true leader; each of us to make our own decisions for the good of all people. BUT man always looks to another for that guidance and inevitably complains when things do not go the way he intended them to go. hmmmmmmmmm…go figure! The remainder of 1 Samuel 8 gives you a looks at what happens when you turn from God and act as the other nations who do not follow the one true God Almighty:
“So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king. And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.” ~1 Samuel 8:10-18
We were forewarned what would happen to us: taking our sons for his (the king’s) service, harvesting for the king, make weapons and equipment for the king, higher taxation, and “you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves…” This is not what it is called these days, but it is the exact same sentiment…YOU will cry out…complain, or bitch, etc. And essentially do nothing about it at all!
Whether it be the anointing of a king, coronation of a queen, or the inauguration of a president, it all ends with crying of the people in the end! God intended His people to be honorable and kingly in their own right; unfortunately, time and again we permit our leaders to change things because in some way they are not fair…hmmmmmmmm…really? Guess what? Life is not fair, but life can give us some great lessons we would not learn otherwise and by turning away from God and toward the government to fix the problems that are in reality concerns of the heart…they will never be fixed. Things will only get worse.
If you do proper research, you will find that the government created the initial problem which snowballed into the massive behemoth catastrophe and then they will swoop in and conjure up the laws, regulations, programs, committees, etc. to repair the problem to make things all better and fair. They have a term for this: the Hegelian Dialectic. Sounds impressive, eh?
The Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. If we do not understand how the Hegelian dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision. When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box.
Hegel’s dialectic is the tool which manipulates us into a frenzied circular pattern of thought and action. Every time we fight for or defend against an ideology we are playing a necessary role in Marx and Engels’ grand design to advance humanity into a dictatorship of the proletariat. The synthetic Hegelian solution to all these conflicts can’t be introduced unless we all take a side that will advance the agenda. The Marxist’s global agenda is moving along at breakneck speed. The only way to completely stop the privacy invasions, expanding domestic police powers, land grabs, insane wars against inanimate objects (and transient verbs), covert actions, and outright assaults on individual liberty, is to step outside the dialectic. This releases us from the limitations of controlled and guided thought.
~”What is the Hegelian Dialectic?“
I dislike mixing the religious aspect with the political; however, there are times we must do so. This is because man was meant to be guided by God’s word, and we are to live God’s word by applying it in our daily lives, and to use it in order to make rightful decisions, especially as leaders in the community in which we live. Sometimes, if not most times, we are meant to brake away from the fray and act more as God intended us to act. By doing so, we can have a small affect upon our society to reel in the affects of the ungodly who run our communities into the ground.
This is why politics is so important in our religious lives, because politics by its very definition and nature is “ ” Summing it up politics is the art of compromise so that everyone (involved in the negotiations) gets something of value…but what of the rest of us???
So all of you out there who believe that we are not to speak of religion and politics with others, I beg to differ with you. Because these two subjects will tell you more about a person than any other subject. Also, both religion and politics are both grounded into the lives of every person in the real world, yes, even an atheist!
Remember we were all forewarned, whether we chose to believe it or not!
May God Richly Bless You All, My Beloved!
MK Murphy, PhD, DD