How do you view the “unbelievers” in your life?
“‘Moreover, concerning a foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel, but has come from a far country for the sake of Your great name and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray in this temple; then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name’” (2 Chronicles 6:32-33, NKJV).
Why would Solomon include foreigners in his prayer? Because, Solomon understood that. That from the beginning, God intended to use Abraham’s descendants to bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:3).
AS a result, Israel was only inwardly focused and gave little thought to the nations around them. But Isaiah the prophet and Jesus would remind Israel that God’s temple was a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13). Are we inwardly focused? Do we view unbelievers as “enemies” to be avoided, rather than souls to be won?
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.