Today in my Bible reading, I came across a passage that has confused me in the past. Today, I think I received a little more insight. The passage is 2 Samuel 24:1-25. It starts out with God saying that he was mad at Israel and so he caused David to harm them by asking him to do a census (v.1). David passed the order and even the captain of his army tried to talk him out of it, but he went ahead anyway (v. 3). After the census was done, it says that David's conscience began to bother him and h...
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