„Put not your trust in princes.“


1 Samuel 8:1, 3-22

1 Samuel 8:3

Grace does not run in the blood, an honoured father may have disgraceful sons. Perhaps Samuel was wrong in making his sons judges, for we do not read that the Lord made them so. Great men ought not to injure the church or the state by putting their sons into offices which they are not fit to fill.

1 Samuel 8:6

This little sentence is most instructive. When we are perplexed or displeased, we should resort at once to prayer. Constantly we read of the prayers of the Lord Jesus. We ought to imitate him in this. As the fish loves the stream, and the bird the bough, so the believer loves prayer.

1 Samuel 8:9

If they would have their way they should have it; but they were to be warned of the consequences that they might not act in ignorance. Many…

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