He Won’t Turn His Face from You

Because if you return to the Lord, your brothers and children will find compassion before those who have taken them captive, in order to return you to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn His face from you if you all return to Him.

2 Chronicles 30:9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)

These are part of the last lines of a decree sent from Hezekiah to all of Israel. Hezekiah was the impetus for Judah to repentance toward God. He extended the offer to all of Israel.

For those that think that the God presented in the Old Testament is not the same God in the New… Look at that last line.

He will not turn. his face from you if you all return to Him.

That was a plea to the nation to change. Yet in it, the compassion and mercy of God toward humanity is ever-present.

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