2 Chronicles 7: Seek God’s Face

“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

The National Day of Prayer is built on this verse. Why? It reveals God’s response to those who humble themselves and pray to God. But it doesn’t stop there.

First, God address his people. In the original context the reference is to Israelites, the Jewish people. However, it could be rightly applied to those who follow the Lord Almighty of the Bible. Second, prayer requires humility. Third, we are called to seek God. Fourth, we are called to repent or turn from wrong.

These four areas are all essential. Those who follow through are told God will hear from heaven, forgive, and heal. We may not be able to fix every problem of our nation, but we know where to start. On our knees. In humility. In repentance. In prayer.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

1 Chronicles 24: Written Words

“The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelek son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites—one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.” -1 Chronicles 24:6

Written words hold tremendous value. In fact, 1 Chronicles 24 reveals that the written words of the scribe Shemaiah determined the order of how Levitical priests served for generations to follow.

While we may see a list of names in this chapter and find little significance, the Levites would have memorized this list and kept an orderly pattern of men who served in the temple at the proper times. These names determined when fathers were away from home, how families functioned as a result, and influenced the lives of anywhere Jews lived throughout the temple period.

Again, written words matter. They matter so much that the Bible was given to us as inspired, written words for our benefit. Our lives may be hectic and busy, but the priority of reading Scripture and living by it must remain a top priority. Further, its words can impact how we speak and what we write for others, sparking a reaction that can help many others who seek the Lord we serve.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

1 Chronicles 3: The Long Road of Following God

“These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron…” -1 Chronicles 3:1

Much of Israel’s history revolves around David. He was a shepherd boy who became king; a boy who conquered a giant; a musician who composed the songs used by the nation in worshiping the Lord. God called him a man after his own heart.

What many often miss is that his journey to leadership was not overnight. 1 Chronicles 3 refers to the sons born to him in Hebron. Why Hebron? Even after living as a fugitive from King Saul, he would only begin as leader of one area of Israel, not the entire nation. He served as Hebron’s leader for more than seven years before the people of all the tribes affirmed David as king.

David’s journey was a successful one in God’s eyes, but not a quick one.

We often hope to achieve success overnight or at least in a short time. David’s example reveals that the journey is often long, difficult, and includes many ups and downs rather than an upward career path. Let us remember today that God’s road for us may not be one that appears successful from our human vantage point, yet serves as part of his divine plan to fulfill his purposes in our lives.

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