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Online Bible Verses - 2 Chronicles 7:14 Humble Ourselves

Updated on May 10, 2012

“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.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

God speaking about His people Israel. So, it does not apply to me. I’m not an Israelite, right? Yes and no.

My pastor back in Binghamton, NY, said to me once, “We are, in a way, adopted Jews.” Grafted into God’s chosen. We are all God’s chosen, prospectively. He had to start with a remnant, via which He would lay down the law and use to bring His Son into the world. Had to preserve it and use it to open up His covenant to everyone. Could have chosen Italians, Africans or Native Americans as the vehicle, but did not. In the end game, it is all academic how He did it. It only matters that He did.

The recipe applies to all. Can we take a good hard look in the mirror, and realize a futility? Is there a sense that we are imprisoned by tendencies we know are not right? This became a reoccurring realization for me, for a time with no solution in sight. My mom told me once when I was little, to be aware of certain tendencies we had in our family. I had no idea what the heck she was talking about, but learned later these inherent tendencies had a grip on me that would manifest; and I had not enough strength within myself to resolve them. Paul said it well in Romans 7:24:

24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

He felt it, not the first damn thing he could do. The solution, go to God for help. Be honest with ourselves, realizing good on a sliding scale is just another way of defining not good at all. Confess and ask the Lord for help, the type only He who is truly good can provide. That being a pardon based on penalty paid by Himself. He wrote the check I could not cash on my own. Something a dad would do, a Father who loves and forgives his kids. And, because He loves, would even die on our behalf. You would do it for your kids, and He did it for His.


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      Rina Pinto 6 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      All Glory to Jesus Bro Lcabrasi .. we are just the clay in His hands.. All good to dwell in the house of the Lord ..God Bless ya n God alone be Exalted in our writings so as we are an example to His Glorious Testimonies daily. Lets all Live Jesus!

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      lucabrasi 6 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Amen Rina, you are a model for humility.

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      lucabrasi 6 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Quite welcome brother and thanks for the encouragement.

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      Rina Pinto 6 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      Amen brother! God checks out heart! not the outside of us but the inner side as He Lives in here! We must trade our flith for the Joy of the living Lord Jesus. It was He who came down on earth for us to restore us back. He has finished the works. He has only asked us to REPENT for the kingdom of God is at hand. We find it so difficult to humble ourselves before a KING who humbled himself for us! A shame! but He never treated us like criminals but children who has rights to inherit His Kingdom to Him Self through His Son Lord Jesus our Savior!

      I want to REPENT of all my words, deeds and action Lord Jesus not by mere words but felt in from within my heart. Jesus please help me and deliver me from the sin of Prodigal daughter!

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      Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Beautiful words. Thank you.

      He is a source of infinite love and abundance in all things.

      Humility is the medicine for what ails us. Ego is the turning away from God; humility is the turning back.


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