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The Story in Review- Chapter Fourteen
Chapter 14 reads like something straight out of a soap opera script. We might lament our political process and some, if not many, of our politicians, but modern day Washington and Sacramento look like Mayberry compared to ancient Jerusalem and Shechem. The list of kings like unto David is rather slim and the list of kings that make Solomon’s error pale in comparison is legion. If God’s main purpose was to build an earthly kingdom it was a failure! A previous generation had asked for a king to “be like the other nations.” God’s lament was that that wasn’t His goal; they weren’t like other nations for they were at the root a “church” not a state. Now a few generations later they were in fact like the other nations, more than anyone would ever want to admit. The only thing that kept God from utterly abandoning them is that His love is reads like something straight out of ‘fairytale.’ He will remain faithful and true to His promises no matter what.