INTRO: There is an area of repentance I had never given much thought until I read this in Richard Owen Robert's book on repentance. He says: It is generally understood that every individual sins and needs to repent. Many, however, have never considered the problem of corporate sin and the mandatory nature of corporate repentance. Yet it is a fact that just as every individual sins, so does every corporate entity. One of the most damaging mistakes of the present day is the prevailing tendency to overlook the problem of corporate sin and the need of corporate repentance. (Kindle Locations 655-660). Kindle Edition. He says that a thoughtful analysis of the OT indicates that numerous calls to repentance are calls to God's people, as a whole, to repent. So turn with me to 1 Chronicles 7. Solomon had just completed his long prayer at the dedication of the newly constructed temple. The movable tabernacle that was constructed in the wilderness would now give way to the permanent temple in Jerusalem. When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. God was pleased! God's glory came down and the people bowed their faces to the ground and worshipped and then they praised the Lord. For seven days they kept the feast. And when this was done the people were sent to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the good the Lord had done to them.