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Monday, August 05, 2013
Old Testament Passages: 2 Samuel 24- David's Census
During my daily devotional time this summer, I've decided to read through Old Testament History (Joshua through 2 Chronicles). I have truly enjoyed this experience but must admit at times it has sparked some questions that I needed to further research. Most recently, I read through 2 Samuel 24 where David orders a census of Israel and Judah. According to this passage, David and his people are punished for this act.
A couple of questions I had to ask are :
Why would David be punished for conducting a census?
Why did the people have to pay for his "sin?"
Below are a couple of articles in response to this passage: