“…as many as I love I rebuke and chasten” (Revelation 3:19).
Daniel was a man who lived among a people that was sinful and recalcitrant. He found that even in his own heart there reposed a sinfulness that was not according to God’s righteousness. His sinfulness within reflected the sinfulness of others without.
What do you do when you find yourself in the midst of pride and disobedience? You get on your knees and pray. We are not looking within or without as we should. We have too much of the world in our view that is blocking our AWE of God. Can you imagine the heartbreak of God to look down upon the ones He created who do not realize how good He is? And we continue to do what? To take God for granted and tolerate the only One who is able!
Let’s look and fervently ask the Lord to use us today. It is of great joy to be in Rightness with God. May we ask for His mercy to enter into our circles of influence so that others would feel the same about our God. We need a revival of repentance in our circles that we travel in.