What a man Daniel was! He was pure and obeyed God, heard from God, helped kings, survived the lion’s den. And now here he is identifying with the people that have sinned against God, and pleading on their behalf. There are other leaders whose stories are told in the Bible that did the same.
Am I willing to put myself alongside those who have sinned, to be better able to plead their case with God? What a hard and humbling thing that can be.
Help me with this one, Lord. It is difficult to think about, but I do want to help people know You are a gracious and merciful God. AMEN
Respect for the Lord is good; it will last forever. Lord, You are my Rock, the who saves me. May my words and thoughts please You. Psalm 19
We Have Sinned
Reading Daniel 9:4-6
4 I prayed to the Lord my God and told him about all of our sins. I said, “Lord, you are a great God who causes fear and wonder. You keep your agreement of love with all who love you and obey your commands. 5 “But we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and turned against you, your commands, and your laws. 6 We did not listen to your servants, the prophets, who spoke for you to our kings, our leaders, our ancestors, and all the people of the land. (Daniel 9:4-6 NCV)
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