2 Chronicles 6.12-8.10; Romans 7.14-8.8; Psalm 18.1-15; Proverbs 19.24-25
If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you tried to get the attention of someone–whether in that immediate moment or through phone calls or messages–you understand Solomon’s prayer here. Be attentive to the prayers offered here, he says. Open your eyes and ears to see and hear the needs of your people. How is your faith strengthened knowing that God sees what you need, hears your cries to him, and answers your prayers?
Why do you think the writer of Chronicles included the phrase “if my people will call upon the Lord and humble themselves”? Why are we so quick to forget about God and why do fail to humble ourselves?
Do you believe that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus? How does your life demonstrate this belief?
Why does God act in the manner he does in the latter part of this psalm? What does this tell us about his love for us?
What are ways that the proverb about a lazy person and food can be applied to our own lives today? Is the writer talking only about food or other things as well?