Read the Bible in a year by reading Second Chronicles 4-6 today Repentance Is Coming Back to Your Self By Don Ruhl Second Chronicles 6 is a magnificent prayer by Solomon for the dedication of the temple. During the prayer, he acknowledged that Israel would sin and God would punish the nation. Then Solomon said, "yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have committed wickedness'" (2Ch. 6:37 NKJV) Solomon stated that coming to themselves leads to repentance and to making supplication to God. That is because when we sin, we are not ourselves. God did not design us to sin. Sinful activity is abnormal behavior for men and women. Therefore, when we cease sin, it is because we have come back to ourselves; we have come to our senses; we are no longer beside ourselves. Therefore, the next time you are sinning, notice that things are not right, that you are not acting, as you should. Then come back into your right mind, turn to God, and ask Him to forgive you. Question from the text: Can you figure out the size of the bronze altar in feet?