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In 1 Samuel 8 Israel approaches Samuel with a selfish request for a king. God tells Samuel to warn Israel of the foolishness of their demand. Despite an unforgettable warning, Israel insists on having a king over them. Surprisingly, God tells Samuel to grant their wish. God’s people eventually realize that their wish isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Hence, they experience the dire consequences of their faulty decision. The point of the story is: Watch what you want; you might get what you ask for. 1. Israel demands a king (8:1-9). 2. Samuel warns against kingship (8:10-18). 3. Israel insists upon a king (8:19-22).