I HEARD THEM SAYING LORD, WHY YOU DOES NOT HEAR…
I HEARD THEM SAYING LORD, WHY YOU DOES NOT HEAR THE PRAYERS OF YOUR PEOPLE TO SAVE US FROM THIS PLAQUE(SALOT)CORONA VIRUS?
The Prophet Condemns the People’s Sins
1 Don’t think that the Lord is too weak to save you or too deaf to hear your call for help! 2 It is because of your sins that he doesn’t hear you. It is your sins that separate you from God when you try to worship him. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
Paul is about to expound a wonderful salvation. But first he establishes the need for it by
showing that all people are sinful. . . . It has always seemed to most people that they are,
on the whole, pretty decent people. They may not be perfect but they have done no great
wrong. Since they are conscious of no really disastrous sin they feel that they must be
right with God. But for Paul the significant thing is not that people have met their own
standard but that they have not met God’s. They have come short of his demand. They are
in the greatest danger because they are subject to his wrath. —Leon Morris
-Martyn Lloyd Jones said, “A gospel which merely says ‘Come to Jesus’, and offers
Him as a Friend, and offers a marvelous new life, without convicting of sin, is not New Testament evangelism.”
SIN, a topic not discussed much today.
In Romans 1:16–17, Paul shows us that Christ’s righteousness is at the heart of the gospel. However, instead of speaking of this righteousness in detail right away, Paul discusses sin at length (Rom.1:18). He knows we need to see our unrighteousness (To recognize that unrighteousness is a universal problem affecting all mankind) before we can see our need for the gift of righteousness in Christ.
(SCRIPTURE READINGS Romans 1:14–2:5 for further study of sin)