Stand in the Gap

“And I sought for a man among them. That should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none” (Ezekiel 22:30).

There was a huge gap or partition between us and God. Our sins separated us from God and there was no one to help us. Because of God’s holiness and purity, He could not look upon sin. We were doomed to eternal separation. But God had a plan to send Jesus Christ to bear the penalty for our sins, thus, providing Someone — the perfect God-man — to stand in the gap for all of mankind (2). Jesus gave up heaven and humbled Himself as a man on this earth, sacrificing all so that He could ever intercede to the Father for us (3).

Today, there are still many people who do not know that Christ stands in the gap for them. As men run from truth, the gap that separates them from God grows larger and larger. We who follow the Savior have the opportunity to stand in the gap so that people may know what Jesus has done for them. Who will gladly be spent on the behalf of others (4)? Who will lay down his life for others (5)? Do not give God rest day and night (6) as you pray for souls to be saved. Ask God for the heathen as your inheritance (7).

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