We learn from the experience of Israel that wanting to be like your neighbors leads down a path of ruin. The primary text is from the story of Samuel appointing his sons as judges and the people being disappointed because they were crooked judges. Then the elders came to Samuel and said the people wanted a king. God told Samuel that was fine, but He warned them that it was a bad choice. We should rely on God’s choices ahead of ours. We may have to wait, but the results will be worth it.