Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts,
and cause thy face to shine;
and we shall be saved.
The way of life changed dramatically. Do we care? Of course, we do! How?
Many of us are restricted in living our daily lives. What used to be common is no longer allowed. Amongst are so many things we have taken for granted over a long period of time. Some of the prisoners is the country gained freedom while many of the free people are held like prisoners instead. The world has gone upside down.
Of course all of us must do our part so we can help stop the spread of the virus. Did you know that quarantine is biblical? If we read the Scripture carefully, however, we notice that the sick people — the ones with the disease — were put into lockdown (held outside the camp) and only allowed to come back once they were healed. (Want more thoughts on that? Read: Scriptural Quarantine by Douglas Wilson)
These days a lot of Christians are referring to 2 Chronicles 7:14 The interpretation goes something like: “God will heal our land if only we pray.” Well, not quite so. I mentioned some things in my blog post Seek His Face.
Let’s read the verse in 2 Chronicles 7 again:
14 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I see a few more things mentioned beside prayer:
- humble ourselves
- seek His face
- turn from our wicked ways
As I said in Seek His Face whenever we humble ourselves to seek His face we will find out some things about ourselves that we probably don’t like. It will reveal our own wicked ways, which we have to leave, and lead us back to the LORD God of hosts!
Turn us again to Yourself, O LORD, we pray!