How did we get so mixed up? It is almost like we were back in the days of the Judges when everyone did what was right in their own eyes. The concept of kingdom really has its’ roots in NT thinking rather than an OT economy. The Lord called Abram out to become a nation not a kingdom. He was to be the genesis to correct what Adam infected in the Garden through the cancer of sin into the world. The nation however, in its quest to be independent requested a king from Samuel, thus a kingdom. They moved from theocratic rule to representative authority. God was reduced from being sovereign over His people to just endorsing the democratic process. True, He did select one king, David, as a model king for the true king that would come, but He never established kingdom.