Four years ago, in 2008, I wrote a study called “The White House” which was about the then elected president of the United States, Barack Obama. In that article, I compared Obama with King Saul who was chosen by the people of Israel against God’s will. God warned them, through the prophet Samuel, of what kind of a bad leader their choice king would be. But regardless all the warnings, the people of Israel insisted on having their king, and ultimately, God gave Saul to them so they would find out that it would not work out to their benefit! The story of King Saul is eerily similar to that of President Obama.
So Samuel passed on the Lord’s warning to the people who were asking him for a king.
“This is how a king will reign over you,” Samuel said.
“The king will draft your sons and assign them to his chariots and his charioteers, making them run before his chariots.
Some will be generals and captains in his army, some will be forced to plow [...]