|Stand in the Gap|
so that Others may Stand in the Battle
Let us follow the example of men who have walked before us and followed You fully. Just like Ezekiel, of whom you spoke in Ezekiel 24:15-16 : "Son of man, behold, I am about to take from the desire of your eyes with a blow, but you shall not mourn..." And Ezekiel, I'm sure with much turmoil and terror and silent tears, said "yes" to God and His Will. Ezekiel, the one who stood in the gap for many was now in the middle of his own gaping wound. And he allowed God to be his God.
PRAYER FROM PSALMS
Father, you send judgment where this is no repentance, where we defiantly live for whatever it is that becomes first things to us. Harlotries. Idolatries. May we listen this day to Your Words so that no blows may befall us. And just as Moses stood in the gap, so that others could stand in battle, may we see more clearly and with conviction of how we can stay in that gap for them.Psalm 106:23
"God tries words before he comes to blows." Treasury of David