I'm studying in 1 Samuel right now. I've been especially changed in learning about Israel's demand for a king. It's been talked about many many times...God wants to be our King, but sometimes we want to make something else our king. But when you read the first 10 chapters of 1 Samuel, you start to notice that they demanded a new King...to, and in front of God. It breaks my heart to think that a group of people would break the heart of God in such a way that they would look at their Creator and demand a different calling. It's almost as if a wife looked at her husband and demanded a different man; a different leader, lover, and friend. Not only that, though, but that she would interview different men in her home, while her husband sat by, watching her wife fall in love with another man.
In this, love is defined. Love is hard to be found in such a true form, but it rests in God. Peter talks about keeping fervent in your love (1 Peter 4). Paul talks in Philippians about the sacrifice that Christ made, not even trying to be God, but the perfect sacrifice for humanity.
I will follow this God. I will follow the One who loves me more than I can comprehend (pardon the cliche - it's the truth down to the core).
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13