God, Heal Our Land

“Coastland Altered Forever After Hurricane Harvey”

“…Tornado…Evacuations in Tennessee”

“Tracking Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic”

“Lightning Sparks 40 New Wildfires in Montana”

“1200 Dead from Monsoon Rains in Asia”

The headlines scream the disasters over the last week. When the waters recede and the fires are out, the wasted land will be all that is left. The refugees may return to find everything gone. But it is still their land.

When the Hebrew refugees returned to Jerusalem, they stated the land was theirs. But they spoke with an ungodly attitude.

Jeremiah 33:24, “Son of Man, those who inherited these wastes in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was one, yet he inherited the land. But to us who are many, the land has been given for an inheritance.’ ” Modern English Version

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“A boast by the unrepentant, similar to that of 11:15.” New International Version Study Bible Notes

We need to approach God humbly and with repentance as we ask Him to heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14, “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 will heal their land.” Modern English Version

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