Why was King David’s census sinful? And why was all Israel punished for something David did? …

Posted July 11, 2019 12:43 pm by Editor

Why was King David’s census sinful? And why was all Israel punished for something David did? …

In the Office of Readings this week we read about a census conducted by King David that caused great harm. Joab, David’s general, strongly cautioned him not to take the census, but David insisted. When the census had been completed, the prophet Gad informed David that God was angry and intended to punish him and all Israel. God offered David his choice of punishments: a three-year famine…

Read more ... http://www.newadvent.org

Send this to a friend