2 Chronicles 7:19-22 (NLT)
19 �But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the decrees and commands I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, 20 then I will uproot the people from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make it an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations. 21 And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled. They will ask, �Why did the Lord do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?�
22 �And the answer will be, �Because his people abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and they worshiped other gods instead and bowed down to them. That is why he has brought all these disasters on them.��

God had promised King David his son Solomon would build a great temple to honor Him. Now the temple was complete and had been dedicated to the Lord. In these verses the Lord appears to Solomon in a dream after the dedication. God tells Solomon as long as the people obey and follow Him the temple will remain great, but if the people abandon God then God will abandon them and the temple built to honor Him.

As we read the Old Testament we find that God�s people did abandon the Lord and follow the ways of other gods. Just as God promised the temple was destroyed. Assyrian and Babylonian invasions overtook the people which lead to the destruction of the temple. In America we need to remember God has given us a country and we have shown Him honor for it in the past. But slowly we have allowed ourselves to follow things which do not honor or praise the true God. As we have an opportunity to vote tomorrow do so with God in mind that we should vote for those who place Him first in their lives.