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:

God Bless,

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