Stand in the gap for others. Pray and intercede on behalf of others. In Genesis 18, we see Abraham interceding on behalf of the righteous people that lived in Sodom and Gomorrah. I wondered if God would have spared Sodom if Abraham kept decreasing the number to the very lowest. Even though, this saved his nephew, Lot and his family.
Also in Exodus 32: 9-14, Moses also stood in the gap for the Israelites after built and worshipped the golden calf. God was angry at their sinful actions and wanted to destroy them though he just rescued them from Egypt. Moses reminded God of his promise to Abraham to make his descendants into a great nation. And God relented and didn’t destroy the Israelites.
The Israelites once again were living sinful lives and God was going to bring his wrath against them. But in Ezekiel 22:30-31, God said,
“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. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
The Children of Israel too could have been saved if someone stood in the gap in prayer but there was no one.
Thank God for Jesus who forever stands in the gap, interceding for us (Hebrews 7:25). Our God is good and he is not about destroying people but rather he wills that people will turn from their sins.
As Christians, we are to be Christ-like. So, let us no just complain about people’s lives and sins. Let us go on bended knees before our God and pray for them. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. Keep praying even when it seems like nothing is happening. Keep standing in the gap.
You are Eternally Loved.