Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Consequences of Sin

In the chapter of Daniel 9 verses 11-14. It tells us the consequences of sin. It starts with , "yea, all Israel have transgressed they law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him." Even in verse 14 it reads, "therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice."

Keeping in mind this particular time period, as well as the context helps to determine  that the phrase...all Israel.....used here, Daniel was most likely thinking of those who had descended from Jacob.  The northern tribes had fallen long before Judah was taken captive should have been a warning. Prior to the fall of Jerusalem, the Prophet Jeremiah rebuked the people for trusting in the temple to save them(Jer 7:1-4; 26:12-15).

The curse mentioned in Daniel's prayer most likely referred to the cursed for disobediences that is found in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Describes by Moses just before Israle entered the Promised Land, such things as agricultural blight, pestilence, drought, illness, military defeat as a result of the nations disobedience. Daniel even prayed and acknowledged that we have sinned against God. This tells us that it is absolute necessary for us to admit our sinfulness before the Lord.(1John1:7-2:2).

Even today, we see so much disobedience in the world.  Things that goes against the Word of God that is the Bible, it is disobedience. If we do not repent and believe the gropel of Jesus Christ, our destiny will be far worse than what happened to Jerusalem when it was destroyed by the Babylonians. Whether the time is short or not we all need to listen to the Spirit of God, so the Christians will not be lost. Annie Dennis-Eskridge, areskridge@sbcglobal.net author of Sin Abides.

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