2 Chronicles 7:14

Three notes on this verse:

First, this verse is calling people who already have a relationship with God.  He calls “His people”.

Second, God calls people who already have a relationship with Him to repent.  What’s repentance?  Turning from sin to God.  Why does God say to do it?  Because people who already have a relationship with God still sin.  Daily.  In dozens of ways.  A lot of times I think our sin is pretty apparent to everyone else around us, but because we’re so blissfully self-unaware we miss a chance to turn from our sin to God.

Third, God will forgive and heal.  Repentance is just another chance to experience God’s grace.

P.S. – If you’re feeling pretty good about yourself because you can’t think of any ways that you regularly sin…. pride is also a sin.