Long after the Israelites were led out of bondage in Egypt by Moses, under the direction of Yehwah, and wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, the offspring of Jacob still could not follow the Commandments of their Creator. They had all they ever would need. Yehwah selected one person to be the intermediary, who would ensure that the children of Israel did as they were instructed to do. But they still insisted on doing things their own way, even after years of seeing all the great wonders Yehwah did, which included the vast punishments for their direct disobedience.
Shortly after Yehwah appointed Samuel to lead the people (never a king, only the one to speak directly with God), the people insisted they wanted a king, a man leader, man’s government, like other nations, to rule over them so they could be like other nations. Samuel didn’t like the idea but prayed to Yehwah and asked him what he should do.
Essentially our Creator told Samuel to give them what they wanted. Perhaps they would learn how placing faith and confidence in the rule of man, would lead to their own destruction.
This is what Yehwah told Samuel in I Samuel Chapter 8, versus 11 – 18: “11 And he said, This shall be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them to his chariots, and to be his horsemen, and some shall run before his chariot.
12 Also he will make them his captains over thousands, and captains over fifties, and to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make instruments of war, and the things that serve for his chariots.
13 He will also take your daughters and make them Apothecaries, and Cooks, and Bakers.
14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your best Olive trees, and give them to his servants.
15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give it to his Eunuchs, and to his servants.
16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and the chief of your young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
17 He will take the tenth of your sheep, and ye shall be his servants.
18 And ye shall cry out at that day, because of your king, whom ye have chosen you, and the Lord will not hear you at that day.”
Sounds about like every government of man (the kings) that is present today in the world.