Daniel continues his confession unto the Lord.
Israel had sinned.
Daniel states what the sin was and the fruit thereof.
11 "Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.
12 "Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.
13 "As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth.
14 "Therefore the LORD has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
15 "And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day--we have sinned, we have been wicked.
- transgressed the Lord’s law
- turned aside
- not obeyed the voice of the Lord
- sinned against God
- been wicked
- poured out the curse upon them
- along with the oath written in the Law of Moses
- confirmed His Word by bringing great calamity upon them
The Lord had told them to choose blessing rather than curse.
The Lord gave tremendous detail in the law as to how to live.
Still, the response of Israel was to…
- not seek the favor of God
- not turn from iniquity
- not give attention to the Lord’s truth
- not obey His voice
The Lord had brought His people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty Hand.
The Lord had made a name for Himself, yet, He would not withhold judgment.
The Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever.
His judgment is perfect.
His righteousness beyond reproach.
We know the calamity to come...i.e. Revelation et. al.
One man was interceding by prayer and supplication on behalf of the people.
May we do likewise, in like manner.