Yesterday I read of Jeremiah's prophesies against Babylon. God said Nebuchannezer 'devoured, crushed and emptied God.' Seems beyond comprehension until I consider that in smaller ways, we all wash out God from our thoughts and activities. Even though Nebuchannezer did turn to God before his death, his inconsistent life bore heartbreaking results in his child. Belteshazzar was so depraved and without respect, he used the things of God for unholy, self-indulgence. The results that Jeremiah prophesied came swiftly to Babylon.
Once again, Daniel shows us the right way. He prayed for his people with an 'us' mentality. WE have sinned, rebelled, disobeyed and turned away from You God. Turn us from our sins and help us understand. God answered that prayer through an angel saying, "You are SO loved, therefore understand what is happening." The simplicity of life is this: know we are loved by God, ask Him to turn us and He will do so by helping us understand His ways. I do love our God, don't you? He is so good in every way and in all our weaknesses. Have a blessed Saturday!