August 21, 2017
Stand in the Gap
"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one." Ezekiel 22:30
Israel was far from God. The leaders were abusing their God-given power. The people turned their God-given desire to worship towards worthless idols. God's chosen people were making choices against Him. And God looked for someone ... anyone ... to build up the spiritual walls and stand in the gap. But He found no one.
God is still looking for people to build spiritual walls and stand in the gap. He is looking for moms more concerned about their daughter's walk with God than their circle of popular friends. He is looking for fathers more concerned about their son's heart than their batting average. He is looking for leaders unwilling to compromise regardless of the pressure. He is looking for men and women to stand strong in the face of culture. He is looking for people who will demonstrate to family and friends what it looks like in real life to follow hard after God.
Here's the question. As God looks for someone to build up the wall and stand before Him in the gap, whom will He find? Here's the bigger question--will He find you?
Father, give us strong spiritual hands so that we can build strong spiritual walls. Give us strong spiritual feet to stand in the gap. Let me be the person You find to build and stand strong for You. In Jesus' name. Amen.