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Sermon Audio: David’s Census
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 24:1-25
Size: 17.7 MB
The Life of David
II Samuel 24:1-25
David took a census of the nation, and it turned out to be a great calamity. Thousands of people died.
It makes many people queasy nowadays to talk about the wrath of God, but there can be no turning away from this prominent biblical theme.
I. Because of the Wrath of God, Sin Was Committed (II Samuel 24:1-9)
It is possible that the Lord was now punishing his people for rejecting him when they rejected David.
The point is that God was angry with his people, and he allowed David to commit sin.
II. Because of the Wrath of God, Judgment Was Delivered (II Samuel 24:10-15)
It was only after David recognized and confessed his sin that the Lord sent his prophet Gad to David.
III. Because of the Wrath of God, Mercy Was Pleaded (II Samuel 24:16-17)
David knew that God’s mercy is kinder and gentler than any disaster that could ever come his way.
IV. Because of the Wrath of God, Atonement Was Made (II Samuel 24:18-25)
That all looked forward to David’s Greater Son Jesus who, a thousand years after David, did die a short distance from Moriah.