As we come to Chapter 8, we begin an important historical transition from the time of the Judges to the time of the Kings. How did this come about? Well, that’s what chapter 8 is all about. It’s not that Israel’s desire for an earthly king was wrong in and of itself, but there were two main problems that are often reality in our own lives: 1.) They were getting ahead of God - God had purposed for their to be a king in Israel (David), but Israel didn’t want to wait. They wanted it in their timing. 2.) Their motive was wrong - Israel wanted a king so that they could be like everyone else, whereas God calls His people to be set apart/holy.