1 Samuel 12:22
For the Lord will not cast away his people, for his great names sake, because it has pleased him to make you a people for himself.
1 Samuel 8 -12
Samuel is judge over the Israelites, the people of God, in Canaan. During Samuels term as judge, the Israelites ask to have a king appointed over them. Samuel is troubled by this request and so he prays to God and the Lord tells him to fulfill their wish. So Samuel sought out Saul and anointed him king over the Israelites. Saul established himself as king, and Samuel gave his farewell speech to the people. He revealed to them the evil they had done by asking for a king to govern them instead of trusting in the Lord. The people realized then that they had sinned against the Lord and they repented. Samuel urged them to be faithful to the Lord from then on, and he warned them not to keep sinning as they had or the Lord would sweep them away.
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