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Who Will Stand in the Gap?

“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.” declares the Lord God (Ezekiel 22:30).

A city wall was meant to protect, to secure from harm, to keep out those who would plunder.
The wall was broken. The people were vulnerable, unprotected, but didn’t care.
They felt secure. They could handle anything that came their way.
They allowed pleasures, desires, and needs to so consume them, they didn’t care if the wall was fixed.

God spent the first twenty-two chapters of Ezekiel telling what they had done.
They were unfaithful.
They sacrificed their children.
They forgot God.

Today, we are busy with our things.
Husbands don’t protect their families.
Wives rule their homes.
Unfaithfulness is rampant.
We sacrifice unborn babies to our convenience.
We have forgotten God.
The wall is down.

God didn’t accept excuses.
Everyone else is evil, how can I be righteous?
Noah was a righteous man. God protected him from world-wide destruction.
Abraham was a friend of God. God brought him to a land he didn’t know.
Jacob wrestled with God and wouldn’t let go until God blessed him.
Joseph was alone in Egypt, except God was with him. He saved his entire family.
Moses couldn't speak.
Isaiah was undone.
Paul was the chief of sinners.

God looked for a man—
Who will build the wall and stand in the gap—
Who begs God’s repentance for his people—
Who reminds others of Who God is—
Who pierces the darkness with God’s truth by word and action—
Who corrects wrong even at a cost.

God still looks for someone to “build up the wall and stand in the gap.”
He looks for mothers who will stay at home and train up leaders who will make a difference.
In Ezekiel’s time, He found no one.
Today, would His answer still be the same?


What has God called you to do, today, that stands in the gap between right and wrong?

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