1 Chronicles 21:1-2
Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel. So David said to Joab and to the leaders of the people, “Go, number Israel from Beersheba to Dan, and bring the number of them to me that I may know it.”
-This census was purposed to number the army in Israel & Judah (2 Sam 24:9).
-The Lord was angered by David’s decision & gave him 3 options for punishment (2 Sam 24:13). David chose 3 days of plague where 70,000 people died in Israel. The Lord was merciful & stopped the angel from further destruction.
Give us the gift of discernment; Lord that we may always hear from You. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil. Guide us; Lord & especially our leaders in all their decisions that they may always do as You please. Amen