The people refused to listen to Samuel's warning. "Even so, we still want a king," they said. "We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle."
See 1 Samuel 8:19-20
Isn't it amazing how the people were willing to lose personal and religious freedoms to win military might? Compromising is always a bad deal when we are willing to trade our eternal loyalties for temporal ones. BE BLESSED!!!!!!!