Standing in the Gap

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But if not, please blot me out of your book that you have written.

Exodus 32:32


While Moses was up in the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments, the Israelites became restless with waiting. They decided to worship a golden calf in Moses’ absence. The Lord wanted to strike them down and start over with Moses. However, Moses pleaded with God to forgive the Israelites or blot his name from His book. What would make Moses stand in the gap for such a rebellious and stubborn group of people?

Moses had the reputation of being the meekest man on Earth (Numbers 12:3). His relationship with God was like none other. He had regular conversations with the Creator of the universe (Numbers 12:8). His face would glow with God’s glory so much that Moses had to wear a veil (Exodus 34:33-35). Perhaps because of his proximity to God, Moses began to see the people with compassion.

Paul made a similar conclusion in Romans 9:3. These men of God had no control or power to cut themselves from God, yet their hearts bled for those who were stumbling in sin and ignorance. They both interceded for their people to see and know God as their Savior.

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As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can stand in the gap for the lost as Moses did for the Israelites. We can remain in proximity to God in prayer and meditation of His word until we desire the salvation of the lost more than our own salvation. Our prayers of intercession make a difference, even though we don’t always see it with our own eyes. If we love God, we can’t help but to intercede for those who are deceived by Satan.

Prayer

Dear Lord, strengthen my intercessory prayer time so that I can stand in the gap for those who are lost. I want to stand in the gap more faithfully. Amen.

In His Service,

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