God or King?
I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists. Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism or good old constitutional democracy, but we ultimately want someone to take care of us and our problems. Like the Israelites of old, we clamour for a king.
Also like them, we ignore the warning of the prophet Samuel, that this desire for a king is a disordered one, seeking someone who will fight our wars, provide for us, coddle us, all of which signifies a lack of trust in God and His providence, as well as