2 Chronicles 7:12-16
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer…
I. There is no one truth that is more universal in its application, or which more commends itself to every man's conscience, than that GUILT IS FOLLOWED BY PUNISHMENT, most certainly in the next world, and most probably in this.
II. That as true repentance will always be accepted, for Christ's sake, for the putting away of sin, so WILL IT OFTEN AVAIL, IN THE MERCY OF GOD, TO THE REMOVAL OF THE TEMPORAL CALAMITY which may have been the consequence and punishment of the sin.
(F. O. Morris.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.