Do you have a king?

"But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, 'No! but we are determined to have a king over us, so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles."
1Samuel 8:19-20

King, by definition is a male ruler over a country who rules for life. At times the term 'king' may be used as 'lord' or 'god'. Time after time I have read the above passages of Scripture and the context surrounding these verses. The context is as follows: Samuel was a judge over the land of Israel, as he was getting older, the elders of Israel came to Samuel and in essence said, "Samuel, you're getting older and your sons do not follow your pattern of life and choices. Therefore, we think it is in the best interest of Israel if we had a king to govern and rule us like all the other nations do."

Welcome our Worship Leader

Welcome Sara Waldrep

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye The Lord" (Psalms 150:2-6 KJV)

Wow! That is some list of ways to praise our Lord, and this is only ONE of many scriptures about praise and worship in the Bible! It's apparent that God delights in praise and it is by this praise and worship that we can come into the presence of The Lord.