VERSE PASSAGE: 2 Chronicles 7:14 “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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – NIV
Something I struggled with in school was math. This was for the simple fact that during my time being homeschooled I refused to learn. In math there is predictability which relates to a set of “if, then.” and also “if x equals this then y equals that.” This can be used countless times. We use math for accurate statements and for the certainty of things.
God allowed Solomon to complete the temple. But this was not going to be the only thing that would guarantee God’s presence. He gave His people a math situation in which they did not need to predict what would happen.
This was the first thing they would have to learn and understand. They would need to learn that the first steps are “if”. There will be many if’s in our life. These are the things that setup other things. Because if they humbled themselves, prayed, sought His face, and repented, then the next thing could take place.
Then is followed after if. Because if they did something first then God would hear from Heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
Another thing we can learn is if God’s people did not do the “if” part then God wouldn’t have done the “then” part. This can be seen in 2 Chronicles 7:19-22
We can count on the complete accuracy and certainty of God’s promises. When we do our part, He will hear, forgive, and heal. The equation is very simple. We need to humble ourselves, pray, seek Him, and repent. With that equation God’s promises will flourish in our life’s.
Be blessed my brothers and sisters in Christ.
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