The Daily Word: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
…then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name. – 2 Chron. 6:33
God promised to hear His people! But He also promised to hear “foreigners.” Under the Old Covenant, a “foreigner” referred to someone who was not an Israelite. As Solomon finished building the temple at Jerusalem, God made a promise that even if a foreigner – someone who didn’t know God! – came to the temple to pray, God would hear his prayer and respond to his request.
Do you know what a “foreigner” is under the New Covenant, where we are living today? Someone who doesn’t know Jesus! God’s promise is still the same. Whether you feel close to Him or not – whether You know Jesus intimately or are coming to Him for the first time! – He will hear you and respond to your prayer.
Even “foreigners” – people who are far from God – have a Scriptural right to be heard by Him. How close you “feel” to God is irrelevant! When you call, He hears.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them. – Ps. 145:18-19
Father, thank You for hearing me. I am so grateful that all I have to do to be heard by You is open my mouth and start to speak. Even when I feel far from You, remind me to call. I know You hear me, in Jesus’ name.
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 Hebrew nokriy (Strong’s H5237); meaning “alien or stranger”