Monday, March 23, 2020

Who Incited David to Number Israel? Satan or God?



"Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel."(1 Chronicles 21:1)
 Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.”(2 Samuel 24:1)

I don’t see a problem in the cited verses. The temptation of David by Satan was permitted by God. This situation also happened to Job when God allowed Satan to inflict on Job a painful ailment (Job 2:3-7). 

We can be sure God does not tempt anyone to commit sin (James 1:13). 

Let us not forget nothing is wrong with a "census." As an enemy, Satan said the census is an occasion for one to commit sin. 


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