Oct 28, 2018
Why is it that those who claim to have trust in God tend to struggle so much with trusting Him? We claim to believe He is all-powerful, loving, and kind. But then we turn around and place our hope and trust in things other than God. And David was no different. He was a man after God’s own heart who sometimes let his heart go after other things. And in 2 Samuel 24:1-10, we see David getting in trouble with God, because he decided to take a census that would reveal just how big a standing army he could muster if he needed to. And God didn’t take David’s decision too well. For one thing, it was not something God had ordered him to do. Secondly, it revealed that David had begun to believe his own press, thinking that it was his military power that made him great. When all along it had been God. Late in his life, David would learn the invaluable, yet painful, lesson that God is enough. No census necessary.