Choices have consequences.
Bad choices = tough consequences.
King David called for a census. Against advice. Against God’s instructions. God wasn’t pleased.
The sin was David’s choice. And this one time, so was the consequence.
1 Chronicles 21:11-12 (CEV)
These are the choices the Lord has given you. You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by the sword of your enemies, or three days of severe plague.