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They told him that since his retirement things hadn’t been the same, for his sons were not good men.

“Give us a king like all the other nations have,” they pleaded. Samuel was terribly upset and went to the Lord for advice.

“Do as they say,” the Lord replied, “for I am the one they are rejecting, not you—they don’t want me to be their king any longer.

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