Series: The Life of David
This week, Pastor J.D. closes out our study of the books of 1–2 Samuel with a chapter that, frankly, many of us might find confusing—if not downright offensive. By walking through David’s mysterious census and the massive punishment that follows, Pastor J.D. deals with one of the biggest obstacles many people have to trusting in God: Deep down, we don’t think he’s really a good person. If God seems, to you, less loving and forgiving and more vindictive and cruel, this obscure story might just show you what God is actually up to in the world.