2 Chronicles Chapter 7
3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.
10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
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.
20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 Bible commentary...
God's answer to Solomon's prayer.
- God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.
Proud Nehanda's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 11 on 9/30/2014, 9:25am...
I really liked the verse. It gives a picture of the kind of dominance that Solomon had and expresses well the level accomplishment in his life. This is what happens when God blesses someone.
Freda's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 9/15/2014, 1:19am...
I thank God that in spite of me, God has mercy on me a sinner saved by Grace, I thank Him that I can come to Him with humility and repentance and He is just to forgive. His Love is unconditional. Do we deserve it No but He is a just and forgiving God, to His children. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace!!
Frank's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 9/04/2014, 10:28am...
The law of God is pure and we must abide in him if we must live
Joe's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 9/01/2014, 7:24am...
I agree with Bill people in the US have drifted too far from God 's statues and commandments. Too many people want to please others instead of pleasing God.
Bill Peevyhouse's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 8/18/2014, 3:00pm...
2 Chronicles 7 14 is the answer to our nations problems. God said if my people shall humble themselves turn from their wicked ways then he would forgive our sins heal our land. Christian people have set back let nonbelievers to take God out of our schools, kill millions of babyies,allow same sex marriages. All these things are an abomination to God.If Gods people saved, born again, washed in the blood of Jesus would turn around obey his word then we would see a great change in our nation
Delroy hetburn's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 8/02/2014, 1:37pm...
It 's time to seek God face, it time of humble. Time is too short to live otherwise but turn to God.
James's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 7/13/2014, 1:25pm...
Really great verse.Takes me back to my mother 's teachings Before she went home.
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