“because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest His words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before Me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before Me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.”2 Chronicles‬ ‭34:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬. This was part of God’s message to King Josiah after he had heard the Law of God and went to enquire of the prophetess. Like Josiah then, most people today do not realize that the Law of God still pronounces judgment upon sin. And until we humble ourselves and are willing to repent of the sin, judgment remains upon us. Many religious people today imagine that they can claim the atoning work of Christ to protect them from the judgment upon their sins. But let us understand, the only sin that Christ covers is that which has been confessed and repented of! There is no one who knowingly continues in sin who is covered by the sacrifice of Christ. That is not real repentance and it is not genuine faith. And there is no way for anyone to truly repent apart from the knowledge of sin and being humble enough to confess and forsake it. But thank God when we humble ourselves and give heed to His Word, He will hear our cry.

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