At that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.
God, we need you. we need you more than ever. we need you to rule us, we need you to be our king. without you we will be left to ourselves, which is never good. we will just destroy ourselves doing whatever we feel like doing. we will just end up destroying everyone around us especially those we care about the most. such horrible things no matter how seemingly right they may be at the moment, no matter how good it may feel at the moment. we need you to call the shots, we need you to run our lives, we need you to be who you are - the king of kings, the God of all, the lord who reigns - not just in our lives but in all things. thank you God that we get to choose you.