The people were tired of how God was working out his will among them. They wanted a king, and they demanded that Samuel appoint one. The LORD told Samuel to relent and give them a king, and also to warn them of the price they would have to pay.
When we think we are entitled to something, we resent the fact that we do not have it. We become the judge, and the whole world – and God himself becomes the accused. We rarely take into account what it would cost us if we had what we demanded.
LORD, forgive us for feeling entitled. Protect us from putting what we feel we deserve ahead of what you demand of us. You are on the throne, and we are not.