Tomorrow at Explore, 11.15am Ottery St Mary Parish Church, Lynn introduces Daniel, who lived in the sixth century before Jesus’ birth. He gave leadership and encouraged faithfulness among the exiles for the next seventy years.
Sin is a fact of human existence. God will forgive whoever comes to Him in repentance. But that does not change the fact that sin has consequences. Israel tasted this bitter reality. Their relationship with the Lord deteriorated. They lived in roller-coaster rebellion against Him for 400 years during the Kingdom Era, continually paying the price. Finally, the debt became so great that judgment came in the form of military conquest. During the time of the Exile, there were some great spiritual leaders – and repentance was evidenced by a section of the Jewish people. However, this did not remove the penalty for the years of rebellion; the full price of their sin – the Exile – had to be exacted.