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THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: KEEP MY STATUTES AND ORDINANCES
Adult/Young Adult Topic: GET IT TOGETHER
Printed Text: 2 CHRONICLES 7:12-22
Key Verse: 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Living a just and merciful life requires people to sacrifice their own desires and thoughts. What are consequences for not choosing to be just and merciful? God told Solomon that if he did not follow the statutes and ordinances given to him by the Lord, then calamity would come upon the people and the Temple would be abandoned.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: God clearly explained the spiritual principle of sowing and reaping later stated in Galatians 6:7-9. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Sin often results in negative consequences. Daily we must choose whom we will serve. When we do make unwise decisions, one of God’s greatest blessings is the extension of undeserved grace and mercy instead of the divine punishment and negative consequences that are deserved.
PRAYER: LORD, please keep us ever mindful of the important part we have to play in the process of living life as disciples of Jesus Christ. Let us never take you for granted, and always follow your example. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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