They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt, Psalm 106:21 NASB
Have we forgotten our Savior, our God?
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them. Psalm 106:23 NASB
O the power of prayer that is brought before a personal God. Moses who walked, talked, lived life in a close, personal relationship with Him. Was Moses perfect? No, but God is. Moses stood in the gap on behalf of Israel for the sake of God’s name.
Are you willing to stand in the gap asking God to pour out mercy on your nation? Family? Friends? Neighbors?
Moses was not the only one to stand in the gap:
But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the Lord . Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness, Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed. And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, To all generations forever. Psalm 106:25-26, 30-31 NASB
Again the power of prayer. O to see what God can do with a repentant heart that prays on behalf of others. It would be reckoned to us as righteousness.
Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity. Psalm 106:43 NASB
The mercy of God. Patience of God. And yet we still sin against our God. Until we come to the point of such distress we call out to Him.
Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He heard their cry; And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness. Psalm 106:44-45 NASB
How long will we wait before we cry out to God for mercy, repent of our sin, and stand in the gap for others?
Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.”
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 106:47-48 NASB
🌹Will you take time to pray earnestly with me, seeking God’s mercy, until we see His answer and can rejoice and praise His glorious name together?
Continually Seeking Him,