By Vance Drum On Sunday the Sunset pastor continued our series, “Drawing Near to God,” with a message, “Saving a Nation by Prayer.” The text was from Daniel’s prayer for the Lord to redeem Israel (Daniel 9:15-19): “Because of your great mercy, O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay….” The pastor made five points: (1) The Confession Restated; (2) Pleading God’s Righteousness; (3) Pleading God’s Mercy; (4) Pleading God’s Reputation; (5) Daniel’s Earnestness in Prayer. (1) The Confession Restated. Daniel, in Babylonian captivity, had confessed the unfaithfulness of Israel’s kings, princes, fathers and people. He said (v5): “We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled….” In his prayer Daniel did not try to justify Israel’s sins, or to brush them under the rug. He confessed, not mincing words, but called what Israel had done wickedness and rebellion against God. I think that sometimes we have difficulty understanding how God really feels about sin. In both the Old and New Testaments, God acted decisively against sin because God knows that our sin is so destructive — both to ourselves and to others. In our American culture, where we think anything goes, and everything’s alright if we think it’s alright, what God thinks is often left out of the picture. (2) Pleading God’s...Read More
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