II Chronicles 7

“If my people who are called by my name 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” (v14). God’s covenant with His people was not based on their perfection, but on their humble response to His mercy and grace. God had rescued Israel and established them in the land, and He promised to stay with them if they continued to “seek His face.”

We – Jew and Gentile – are God’s redeemed people in Christ, “called by His name.” When we seek Him humbly, with all our hearts, He never turns us away.