May we remain humble, repent and trust the grace of the Lord to see us through every trial and temptation.
Today’s reading: 2 Chronicles 6-8.
At the pinnacle of Israel’s relationship with God, it’s a revelation to see that God was preparing them for the falling away that he knew would come. Solomon had just dedicated the completed temple, the glory of the LORD had come down and filled the temple, and Solomon had prayed the seven-fold prayer confirming the relationship between God and his people. Then, almost immediately, God warns of the calamities to come.
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
God doesn’t say “if I…
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