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- Make a list of 5–7 traits you look for in a strong leader.
- Read 1 Samuel 8. What do these verses reveal about God’s character?
- Read Deuteronomy 17:14–20. Compare and contrast this description of a king with the king found in 1 Samuel 8. How do they compare to the list of traits you identified in a strong leader?
- The Israelites want a king even after God’s warning. Why do you think the Israelites make that choice? When are you tempted to do the same?