September 22, 2017: SOAP #2850: Daniel 9-10; Psalm 123; Luke 5 Scripture:  Daniel (NIV) 9:11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. “Therefore, the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against [...]

September 22, 2017: SOAP #2850: Daniel 9-10; Psalm 123; Luke 5

Scripture:  Daniel (NIV) 9:11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. “Therefore, the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you.

Observation:   God is totally faithful.   He is faithful to His promises to bless AND He is faithful to His promises to punish sin!     God not only clearly laid out how He would bless, He also clearly laid out how He would punish!     We are foolish to claim His faithfulness to bless and ignore His faithfulness to punish.

Scripture:  Daniel (NIV) 9:18 Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.

Observation:   When we recognize our sins and understand that God is too holy than to ignore our sins we must repent and call on His great mercy.

 

Application:   We need to do this as individuals, as families, and as a nation.   Like Daniel (chapter 9) individuals need to do this on behalf of their nation.   Our president has called us to pray for those affected by the hurricanes, but he has not yet called us to repent for our sins.   May he do it soon.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, Ruler over the nations, we have not given your Word its proper place in our nation.   We have ignored You.   We act like you do not see our sins or even care if we sin.   I pray your forgiveness and mercy to be displayed for your glory.   In Jesus Name, Amen

Pastor Leon
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