Dr. Dan Hayden • 

I was a little concerned that the job would not actually get done, but the director assured me that it would be completed. “In fact,” he said, “I will see to it myself. I will give it my personal attention.”

When someone promises you their personal attention in regard to a matter, it means that the job is not delegated to someone else. Personal attention is an encouraging thought. Your situation is important enough to warrant the personal involvement of someone qualified to help. And that is exactly what God does for us.

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name, will 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.” God is saying, “I will give it my personal attention.”

The pronoun “I” is emphatic in this verse, by the very fact that it is actually used. In the Hebrew language, the pronoun “I” is included in the verb itself. So when a Hebrew sentence uses a verb, the pronoun used, whether it is I, or we, or you, or he, or she – the form of the verb includes the pronoun. Therefore, in this verse, when the actual pronoun “I” is used in the sentence, a significant emphasis is being placed on the person about whom it referring.


Now in 2 Chronicles 7:14 the pronoun “I” is used, emphasizing God’s personal involvement. “I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.” I will do it – I will personally see that it is done.
There are those who think the priest has to hear their confessions, or that the pastor has to solve their problems. But God is saying that He will give it His personal attention. We can come to God directly through the mediating work of Christ our Savior, and know that God will personally hear our confession and forgive our sins and heal our lives. “I will do it,” He says.

Now you know the real meaning of the word.

Hey – don’t put your hope in a priest or a pastor. Put your hope in Christ and go directly to God!