The Oread Center seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community.
In this passage we find the people of Israel, God's chosen people re-orienting their lives and their worship. Again, after hearing the word of God - their story of redemption and God's continual mercy they repent and begin to fervently follow the Lord. As they saw God, they recognized their sin which brought sorrow and a request for forgiveness and then true forgiveness from God. We are just like the people of Israel. When we see God, we recognize our sin and our need for a Savior.