Israel's First King
1 Samuel 8-10
Israel was ruled by God, but the other nations
were ruled by human kings.
Israel wanted to be like the other nations,
so the people went to Samuel and said, "We want a king
like the other nations have."
Samuel was not happy. "God is your King,"
he said. But the people would not listen.
God told Samuel, "Go ahead; give them a
king. But warn the people that a human king will make life
harder for them."
In another place in Israel, a man named Kish
lost his donkeys. Kish had a tall, handsome son named Saul.
He said to Saul, "Our donkeys are lost. Go look for them,
and bring them back."
Saul and a servant searched for three days,
but could not find the donkeys. When they heard that Samuel
was nearby, Saul said, "Maybe Samuel can tell us where
the donkeys are."
When Saul came up to Samuel, Samuel said, "The
donkeys have already been found." Then Samuel poured
some oil on Saul's head and said, "God has chosen you
to become the first king of Israel." Saul was very surprised!
Now the people of Israel were happy because they had their
Can you find your way through the crown?