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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Turn Unto The Lord

2 Chronicles 30:9

For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall fine compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land; for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if  from you, if e return unto Him.

Today's topical discussion text is a plea from Ezra for the nation of Israel to turn back to the Lord God their Father with the promise they would find compassion and grace in the Lord God. The reason for this plea is that the nation of Israel had turned their backs on God who had led their forefathers out of the bondage of slavery and through the desert under the human leadership of Moses. God had kept and provided for the nation of Israel all the way to the Promise Land and was worthy of their total devotion to Him. At one point the nation of Israel worshiped the Lord, but at the time of this writing they had turned away from God. This was the reason for Ezra's plea and this plea is applicable today for all those who have turned their backs on God.
We know that God is merciful and cares for His people; He is longsuffering giving man time to repent and turn to Him. God's grace is sufficient and His mercy lasts for ever (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Who wouldn't repent and serve a God as gracious as the Almighty God?
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