Daniel 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
There was and is a cause and effect in place. When we do wrong we will suffer because of it. Sin has consequences. The interesting thing in this verse is that they knew that they had done wrong. They knew that the bad stuff that was happening to them was a result of their doing wrong but they didn’t care. They even knew that they should see their sin and turn. They just didn’t want to do so.
Isn’t that our story all too often. Can it not be said that we know what is right. We know that sin has consequences but usually we just do not care. It isn’t that important.
If we want to understand truth though we will need to understand what is happening and turn from our sin. Continuing in sin just means continuing not to understand truth!