My text is from 2 Samuel, chapter 24. The week before I preached this, I was looking through my old blog entries and found something I wrote about it several hears ago. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. It’s a troubling story and one I really didn’t want to address at any greater depth. Yet every time I asked the Lord what I should speak on, I kept coming back to that chapter.
So there I went, and tried to answer as best I could the mysteries it contains. Along the way we’ll learn some valuable lessons about the nature of God and man, the consequences of sin at a personal and national level, and the willingness of God to forgive if we will only ask.