I previously talked about the record of Israel demanding a king, and briefly touched on the warning that Samuel gave to the elders of Israel before they confirmed they wished for a king.
In Numbers 14, we see a familiar story unfold: the people of Israel, having come across some hardship, “raised a loud cry”, “wept that night”, and “grumbled against
1And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they
It is a popular doctrine in the Church today that Christianity has superseded Israel as the covenant people of God. The main argument can be summarised simply: since a New Covenant has come,