THE CONSECRATED CHOSEN
2 Chronicles 7 Verse 12: The Lord appeared at night,
‘I have heard your prayers and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifice. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain or commands to locusts to devour the land or send plague among my people.’
Take note: he heard their prayers, he chose a place as a temple of sacrifices, the heavens were closed and no locusts could devour.
Prayers and preparation came first for God’s people as well as protection but with that came conditions in verse 14; ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from wicked ways etc.’
Then they are offered a reward by hearing from heaven they no longer to sin, God will give forgiveness and healing.
He also makes them aware, as his people, that he will keep his eyes open and an attentive ear to offered prayer as well as shortcomings. He lets the people know without doubt, of his choice and consecration of his temple so that his name will forever be there as will his eyes and heart.
The Lord persistently spells life awareness to his people with truth and direct speech
So they knew where they were with him. In today’s very different world, He is just the same and His love and laws remain to bless us in his word!