How God’s heart must have broken when the people rejected Him, trying to replace His perfect leadership, righteousness and justice with a mere man. Nevertheless He warned the king how he should rule.
“When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, and you possess it and live in it, and you say, ‘I will set a king over me like all the nations who are around me,’ you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses, one from among your countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your countryman. Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never again return that way.’ He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.
From the time of Solomon until today, rulers have not followed God’s instructions and have often used their power for personal gain.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL’S GOVERNMENT TO RULE FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT FOR PERSONAL GAIN.