Daniel 9:18 Index
"O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies."
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"...not... for our righteousnesses..."

  • God does not play games or make deals; therefore, the righteousness of man could never be the basis upon which God would act. True, God calls upon us to live a holy life. God is holy and He wants us to be like Him. Our sins separate us from Him and bring a host of evil upon us. God's love and mercy do not fluctuate. Therefore, after Daniel had confessed his sins and the sins of Israel, all he could do was fall on the mercies of the Lord. (KC 109)