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From the March 1920 issue of The Christian Science Journal

WHEN the children of Israel begged of Samuel that he would give them a king to reign over them, they gave as their reason for such a desire, "That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles. " Samuel warned them that if they insisted upon this they would eventually find themselves the servants of this king and that all they owned would become his property.