A King who Takes or the King who Serves
Samuel warns the people of the consequences of their demand for a king. The king would take their servants and flocks and they would be like slaves. Samuel was recognised as a prophet but just hearing the truth isn't enough. Their motive was wrong. The Lord had just overthrown the Philistines but they want a king to fight for them instead like the surrounding nations. Our natural instinct is to conform too but we are called to be different. God gives them what they want, but it's not the end. A greater king is coming: Jesus Christ. Instead of taking, He would be a servant king.