|This is a popular passage as of late, and for good reason.|
2 Chronicles 7:13-14(NET)
When I close up the sky so that it doesn’t rain, or command locusts to devour the land’s vegetation, or send a plague among my people, if my people, who belong to me, humble themselves, pray, seek to please me, and repudiate their sinful practices, then I will respond from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
We have to remember that this is written to the Israelites. It is actually saying God will heal the land of Israel. For proof, read on to verses 15 & 16. While, using scripture, we can’t say that this is a direct promise for any other part of the world, we can look to Israel for examples of how God deals with his people.
God told them to humble themselves. What does it really mean to humble ourselves?
It seems straightforward to pray. But what do you think God really means here?
Next is the phrase we tend to read over. “Seek to please me”. What is meant here?
“Repudiate their sinful practices” seems kind of obvious also, what does that really mean?
The final phrase we should really study is the last three words of verse 14. “… heal their land.” Exactly what is meant here?
Let’s discuss! Answer the questions above, raise your own or make another point of discussion from this passage.