In those days there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.
oh God may we never stay this way. may we never insist on ruling ourselves, doing whatever we felt like doing. may we see how much we need a master to rule our lives and give ourselves to, to follow, obey, and be devoted to. you are the only one who deserves such a place in our lives - the highest place of all. you are not called a king for no reason. you are in the business of running lives, you are the one who truly deserves to call the shots. thank you, lord, how amazing you are and we enthrone you every moment of our lives.