Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Samuel 24:13
So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall
seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ pestilence in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.”
But they were silent and
answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.