God’s Promises (2)

In our Bible Reading, King Solomon told the people God’s words. In verse 14, God said, “…if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. And I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land.” In this verse, God was talking about the nation of Israel. Many Jews had turned away from God and worshiped false gods. But God promised that if the people would follow Him again, He would forgive them and make them a great nation.
These verses remind me of the United States. For a long time, most of the people in America were Christians; but today that is not true. Many people in America do not believe in God. And now the United States is facing many terrible problems ? murder, drugs, pornography, stealing, lying and other sinful things.
I believe that God’s promise in verse 14 is for us, too. If the people in any country in the world will follow God, He will bless their nation and take care of them. Pray today that people will turn back to God and follow Him.