Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
The Lord to Solomon: “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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
He couldn’t have known the significance it would have in our nation’s history. Yet something within spurred him to call for the inscription.
When the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751 ordered that a new bell be cast for the State House, he directed that a Bible verse be inscribed on the bell. The verse he chose was Leviticus 25: 10, which read:
“PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGOUT THE LAND
UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF.” (more…)