Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 (day three)
“…therefore he has brought all this adversity on them.”
There is adversity that arises no matter how we live. But there is also adversity that comes when we will do what we know to be unrighteous. The statutes of God give us a window into the life of heaven – ordering ourselves to God’s authority, looking after one another’s good, keeping our word to those around us, caring for our families, ceasing our labor, cultivating generosity, acknowledging the sacredness of human life. When we depart from these things, we will bring about – in ourselves and in others – heartache, misery, regret, abandonment, pain. It takes time, but we begin to heal the wounds in ourselves and others when we come back to the statutes from which we strayed. With God, there is a way back home.