Scripture: Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man to stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.
31 Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. I have returned their way upon their heads, declares the LORD God.
Observation: Israel and Judah were set to receive judgment for their sinful way. But like any loving parent, God very much dislikes to punish His children. He would not even judge Sodom and Gomorrah until He had personally stopped at Abram’s tent and given him opportunity to intercede for the cities. (Genesis 18) God desires and waits for His people to pray.
Application: Surely it is the prayers of God’s people that have postponed the judgment that our nation well deserves. What else can explain God’s patience with a nation that has a godly heritage yet has murdered 50+ million babies? What else can explain withheld judgment on parades specifically held for the purpose of flaunting sin!
Prayer: Lord, you are looking for intercessors; my you find one in me. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!