Re:Verse passage – Daniel 9:1-23 (day two) Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets vs. 6a

How often have you found yourself when disciplining a child uttering the words ‘you didn’t listen’? Maybe you have heard those words ring your own ears from time to time. There are so many times that the jam we finds ourselves in could have been avoided had we simply listened to the instructions. Perhaps it was driving directions that we disregarded because ‘we know where it is,’ or simple tasks that you were asked to complete, but you got distracted when they were assigned. Whatever it is, giving our focus to the tasks when they are given can make the difference between success and failure, or obedience and sin.

Daniel references both the prophet Jeremiah and Moses in his prayer. He recognizes that, as a people, they have not listened to the call to obedience. There is, however, a path forward. It begins with confession and repentance. Daniel takes this responsibility seriously, and speaks on behalf of the entire nation. Perhaps we can start with ourselves. The goal should be to listen before we have to confess.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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