The occasion of this Scripture was the completion and dedication of the first Temple in Jerusalem. Solomon, the wise King, knew the hearts of the people which were so attuned to the Lord in that moment would from time to time stray from God. He knew they would face wars, pandemics, and would have to grapple with their own individual sins. Solomon identified these times of calamity and the need for spiritual renewal in his prayer Second Chronicles , 24, 26, 34, Following the days of celebration for the new Temple, the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and gave his response and promise:. I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself…. 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 This language was used because in the Hebrew mind God was viewed as the all-powerful deity who was the source of all that happens: health and illness, tragedy and triumph, life and death. Yet, if we view these statements from the full context and teaching of Scripture, we need not believe that hardship in our individual lives or pandemic in the world is the direct action of God or that God is capricious or vindictive.
Other Translations for 2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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. Isaiah We are thine : thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name. Leviticus ,41 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; …. Acts And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,. Isaiah I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Proverbs He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Psalm Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. Jeremiah Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?
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Second Chronicles is one of the most misinterpreted and mis-claimed verses in the Bible. Here are the steps applied to this passage:. STEP 1 - Help them identify the genre of the biblical passage. Second Chronicles primarily falls under the genre of historical narrative. STEP 2 - Help them with observations about the context of the passage. This could include literary, grammatical, historical, and cultural contexts. Since 2 Chronicles is historical narrative, we must locate this pericope in the larger narrative. Second Chronicles picks up with the reign of King Solomon and traces the Southern Kingdom through to the Babylonian exile.
Share This Verse:. Bible Verses like 2 Chronicles Other Translations for 2 Chronicles If my people which are called by my Name, shall humble themselues and pray, and seeke my face, and turne from their wicked wayes: then will I heare from heauen, and will forgiue their sinne, and will heale their land. I think you are ready to knock down some strongholds. GetBibleAnswers dot org.