10 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king. 11 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. 12 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. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. 14 And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. 16 And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men,[a] and your donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants. 18 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.”
There is much political turmoil across the world today. We’ve just seen Donald Trump take office in the US, whilst there is uproar from the people in UK over the way our government are handling things. People love to quote 2 Chronicles 7:14, but they probably forget this passage of Scripture above, where we are told the Lord will not hear the cries of His people who asked for another king.
We vote for who we think we want in office. Most people vote without thinking of the Lord. Remember that, when things go horribly wrong. If you believe; then pray for your country.