More Moments About 1 Samuel 8
God wanted Israel to be something special. He set them apart for His glory to be His treasured possession. He never intended for them to be like everybody else, but they wanted to be like everybody else. We do too.
Seeking to be like everyone else and taking our cues from the world around us is a trap that will bring us only discontentment and trouble. When we focus on what we don’t have, we forget the incredible gifts God has given us.
Comparison will only steal our joy and rob us of who God intended us to be.
And more importantly, we diminish God instead of magnifying Him with our lives and our choices when we desire to be like everyone else instead of being holy.
God’s Word says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
I want my mind renewed and my life to be transformed. I want to be able to discern God’s will for my life—but I won’t be able to if I’m focused on the world or comparing myself to others around me.
God calls us to live a life that is distinctly different from the world. He made us to be something special—something unique. And He has provided all we need. Instead of falling into the comparison snare, let’s focus on being transformed into the image of Christ.
1 Peter 1:13-16
Major Moment: The Israelites demand a king.
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