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The God of David 7

The God of David


Why was this census so bad?

God had ordered them in the past (Numbers 1:2)

Was it motivation? Pride?

Was it preparing for an unsanctioned war?

Was it the way it was carried out (Exodus 30:12)?

Was it not done right by Joab (1 Chronicles 27)?

We don’t know!


What we DO know …

But Joab replied to the king, “…why does my lord the king want to do such a thing?” (3)

David said … “I have done a very foolish thing.” (10)

Everyone involved realises it is a VERY VERY bad idea!


When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

2 Samuel 24:16


“Go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” So David went up, as the LORD had commanded through Gad.

2 Samuel 24:18-19

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