- What circumstances, do you imagine, may have left David particularly prone to temptation at this time? Why was the numbering of the people displeasing to God? Cf. Jer. 17:5. What evidence do you find of the genuineness of David’s repentance? Cf. 2 Cor. 7:11.
- What two proofs are there in this passage of God’s forgiving mercy? Observe how God turned the incident into blessing by using it to show David the site of the temple. Cf. 21:18; 22:1; 2 Chr. 3:1.