Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel gathered round me because of this unfaithfulness of the exiles…

Ezra 9:4

The ‘trembling’ in this instance came about because of the recognition of the awfulness of the sins the people had committed against the word of God.
When did we last have that kind of reaction to the sins that people perpetrate in this world – or even amongst ourselves as believers? We are in danger of becoming increasingly de-sensitised to many activities that are an offence to God and we surely need to pray for the restoration of such sensitivity, and awareness of the need to confess and repent.

Daily Reading: Isaiah 1