2 Chronicles 7:12-22.
And the Master appeared to Solomon by night and said to him: I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
If I shut up heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.
For I have chosen and sanctified (set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually.
As for you [Solomon], if you will walk before me as David your father walked, and do all I have commanded you, and observe My statutes and My ordinances, [1Ki_11:1-11]
Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
But if you [people] turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you and go and serve other gods and worship them,
Then will I pluck [Israel] up by the roots out of My land which I have given [them]; and this house which I have hallowed for My Name will I cast out of My sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. [Jer_24:9-10]
And this house, which was so high, shall be an astonishment to everyone passing it, and they will say, Why has the Master done thus to this land and to this house?
Then men will say, Because they forsook the Master, the God of their fathers, Who brought them out of Egypt, and they laid hold of other gods and worshiped and served them; therefore has He brought all this evil upon them.
- It is obvious how fervently we pray and pray relying on Your words, but!
- In vain we pray because we do not turn away from our wicked ways.
Why Is That So My Master?
It is now Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:27 am. I feel like crying again. Why? Because of my inability to turn away from my wicked ways. But then?
- If I was able to turn away from my wicked ways?
- Who would get the credit?
- Not You, that’s for sure.
- Oh so much that I do not understand about Your words!
Why Do You Command Us To Do What You Know Is Impossible For Us To Do? …
“My child, all My commands come with an ‘IF’ or ‘On the condition that’; something specified or agreed to, as in a contract.