A question about the King Period in Israel


I’m reading the Bible, and I’m only up to 2 Kings 13, so please no spoilers, but I was wondering…throughout the reign of wicked kings, why didn’t The Lord simply remove the absolute monarchy in general, and return to the original form of Israel, where God was the only king? I know that Judah was promised that David’s ancestors would continue to reign, but what about Israel?

God bless you all.


Because God was following the people’s insistence on having a King.
That had not changed from the time of Saul.

In the bigger picture it is about how God lets us get ourselves into trouble.
He’s always there waiting for us with His love (see Hosea), but He does not desire to be our controlling overlord.

Does this make sense?


Yes, thank you for clarifying.

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